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Hayden Panettiere Makes Producing Debut with CW's New Medical Drama 'HMS'

by Lauren Metz, posted Nov 16th 2009 11:15AM
ABC has 'Grey's Anatomy,' NBC introduced 'Mercy' this season, and now the CW will join the scalpel bandwagon with 'HMS,' an hour-long drama centering around a group of Harvard medical students.

Twenty-year-old Hayden Panettiere, best known for playing Claire Bennet on NBC's 'Heroes,' will expand her resume to include something other than playing the pretty blonde cheerleader (okay, we shamefully admit that we've seen her in 'Bring it On: All or Nothing'). She'll try her hand at producing for the first time and, along with the show's writer, Amy Holden Jones of 'Mystic Pizza' fame, Hayden will be credited as co-producer.ABC has 'Grey's Anatomy,' NBC introduced 'Mercy' this season, and now the CW will join the scalpel bandwagon with 'HMS,' an hour-long drama centering around a group of Harvard medical students.

Twenty-year-old Hayden Panettiere, best known for playing Claire Bennet on NBC's 'Heroes,' will expand her resume to include something other than playing the pretty blonde cheerleader (okay, we shamefully admit that we've seen her in 'Bring it On: All or Nothing'). She'll try her hand at producing for the first time and, along with the show's writer, Amy Holden Jones of 'Mystic Pizza' fame, Hayden will be credited as co-producer.

Jones first created 'HMS' for the WB back in 2004, but her script was recently passed along after the CW begin searching for their own hospital drama. 'HMS' will put a younger twist on 'Grey's Anatomy,' but with a network already inundated with young adult dramas (ahem, 'Gossip Girl,' '90210,' 'Melrose Place,' and 'Vampire Diaries'), will there be any room left on the CW block for the brainy residents?

Before she scrubs in, you can catch Hayden on the big screen this January. She teamed up with her 'Raising Helen' co-star Joan Cusack, along with Glenn Close and Amy Poehler, to lend her voice to the animated flick 'Hoodwinked Too! Hood VS. Evil.'

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