Lynette Rice
December 06, 2011 AT 12:00 PM EST

Look who’s getting into the drama biz! TNT has ordered a pilot for a new medical series from David E. Kelley (Chicago Hope) and CNN medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta. Dubbed Chelsea General, the project is based on Gupta’s upcoming novel Monday Mornings.

Chelsea General promises to be a smart, witty and extremely powerful medical drama, the kind of series David E. Kelley is renowned for making,” said Michael Wright, executive vice president, head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies, in a statement. “We look forward to working with David and Sanjay in bringing the doctors’ fascinating stories and characters to television.”

Gupta’s book that will be published in March follows the lives of five surgeons “as they push the limits of their abilities and confront their personal and professional failings.”

Kelley is currently the executive producer on NBC’s Harry’s Law. The Peacock declined to pick up his Wonder Woman pilot earlier this season.

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