Chasing the Cure TV Show Debuts With Hope for the Hopeless

“We are not their doctors,” Curry told the Television Critics Association press tour in July, according to The Wrap. “They have their own medical doctors, or primary care physicians. If they don’t have a doctor, we have to sort of deal with that challenge. But essentially what they’re getting is a panel of experts for a problem that they can’t resolve. And they can take their advice or not. They have come to us asking for help…We’re dealing with people who are saying ‘I can’t find any answers. I need some help.’ And we’re exposing them to the highest level of doctors.”

Chasing the Cure Crowdsources Hope

Every week on the live broadcast which airs simultaneously on TNT and TBS, patients battling puzzling ailments meet with a panel of top doctors who work to help solve their cases ranging from the surprising and odd, to the most uplifting and joyful, to cases that are a race against the clock under heartbreaking life or death circumstances. Simultaneously, viewers will be able to interact with the show across social media pages, a Facebook group, and

The show’s website, which is already live, allows visitors to submit their own cases and engage with case files of upcoming patients featured on the broadcast. The site will also contain extensive video and other editorial content and allow viewers at home to interact with one another about medical issues.

“When we hear compelling stories about people in need, we often want to help, we want to be someone’s hero,” Curry says. “Chasing the Cure aims to unleash this good in us, at a time when people yearn for it, by making groundbreaking connections, democratizing data, and giving everyday people a chance to be heard. Connections help us. They can even save a life.”

Beyond the people featured on the show, the website will be a place for crowdsourced potential solutions as well. People dealing with chronic, unexplained symptoms have already flooded the site, seeking the advice of experts and the community at large, as they look for answers to their unexplained illnesses.

Curry is a legendary journalist who has contributed groundbreaking journalism on climate change, genocide, the Aids epidemic, nuclear tensions and poverty, and has conducted a long list of exclusive and news breaking interviews, including with world leaders. Curry has won seven national news Emmys among numerous other journalism awards and humanitarian awards from Refugees International, Americares, Save the Children, and the Simon Wiesenthal Center, which awarded her a Medal of Valor, for her dedication to reporting about genocide.

Veteran journalist Kim Bondy serves as showrunner and executive producer of this ten 90-minute episode project from Lionsgate Television, production companies B-17 Entertainment, and Motiv8 Media.

Joshua Pease
Joshua Pease
Josh is a writer and speaker living with his wife and two kids in Colorado and the editor of His book, The God Who Wasn’t There, is available here.

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