Thursday, 10 p.m., CBS


Silicon Valley tech billionaire James Bell (Augustus Prew) recruits surgeon Dr. Walter Wallace (Dermot Mulroney) to be his Chief of Staff at a his new cutting edge hospital in this medical drama created by Jason Katims

What The Critics Say (Metascore 52)

  • The medical deduction stuff is entertaining, just as it was on “House,” and here it’s done with more high-tech gadgetry in the room. But the regular characters aren’t particularly interesting. — Matthew Gilbert, Boston Globe
  • This is just a doctor drama with C.G.I. and without interesting character dynamics. Bell, at least, is a distinctive lead personality–he’s not at all likable, but that could be by design, and Mr. Prew commits to his precious smarminess. — James Poniewozik, New York Times
  •  In other words, all the same stuff you’ve seen on every TV medical drama back to the days of Ben Casey and Dr. Kildare, from which Pure Genius is indistinguishable except for the color photography. — Glenn Garvin,