Rush (2014 TV series)

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RUSH
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RUSH Title Card
Genre Drama
Written by
Starring
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 10
Production
Executive producer(s) Adam Fierro
Running time 43 minutes
Production company(s)
  • Little Engine Entertainment
  • Fancy Films
  • Fox 21
  • Pine City Entertainment
Release
Original channel USA Network
Original release July 17, 2014 (2014-07-17) – September 18, 2014 (2014-09-18)
External links
Official website

Rush was an original medical drama series which premiered on USA Network on July 17, 2014, at 9 p.m.[1][2]

On October 2, 2014, USA Network announced that Rush would not be renewed for a second season.[3]

Premise[edit]

The series is the story of a hard-partying Los Angeles doctor serving a very specific clientele, the kind with a lot of cash and a lot of secrets.[4]

Cast[edit]

Recurring

Production[edit]

This series comes from Fox 21 and is written and directed by Jonathan Levine, with Gina Matthews and Gretta Scharbo. Adam Fierro is executive producer. Rush was filmed in Vancouver British Columbia, Canada.[5]

Critical reception[edit]

Rush scored 44 out of 100 on Metacritic based on 14 "mixed or average" reviews.[6] The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes currently reports a 39% critics rating with an average rating of 4.1/10 based on 18 reviews. The website consensus reads: "A competent but bland medical drama, Rush fails to add anything new to an overly familiar concept".[7]

Episodes[edit]

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
code
Viewers
(millions)
1 "Pilot" Jonathan Levine Jonathan Levine July 17, 2014 (2014-07-17) 1WAW79 1.704[8]
After losing his career as an ER doctor, a hard partying physician attends wealthy clients' medical emergencies.
2 "Don't Ask Me Why" Deran Sarafian Jonathan Levine & Craig Wright July 24, 2014 (2014-07-24) 1WAW01 1.64[9]
Rush treats an MMA fighter with a career-jeopardizing condition while Alex tries to save his job and Manny and Eve discuss their roles in Rush's life.
3 "Learning To Fly" Alex Zakrzewski Adam E. Fierro July 31, 2014 (2014-07-31) 1WAW02 1.79[10]
Rush contends with a medical emergency and reaches out to his estranged father while Eve must confront a figure from her past.
4 "We Are Family" Bill Johnson Matt Pyken August 7, 2014 (2014-08-07) 1WAW03 1.83[11]
Rush deals with a private menagerie and his stepmother before being taken hostage by a young criminal; Eve finds a network of personal assistants.
5 "Where Is My Mind?" David Barrett Michael Rochford August 14, 2014 (2014-08-14) 1WAW04 1.55[12]
Rush throws himself into his work to relieve his anxiety; Eve takes charge of an important case.
6 "You Spin Me Round" David Straiton Lisa Randolph August 21, 2014 (2014-08-21) 1WAW05 1.60[13]
Rush and Alex plan a weekend together without realizing Rush's ex and her new boyfriend will also be in attendance. Elsewhere, Rush treats a poliltician on the campaign trail, and Eve tries to start fresh with Lucas.
7 "Because I Got High" Paul Edwards Jason George August 28, 2014 (2014-08-28) 1WAW06 1.49[14]
A rock star introduces Rush to a powerful hallucinogen that changes his perspective entirely. Elsewhere, Alex gets a taste of Rush's lifestyle, and Eve becomes concerned when belongings disappear from her apartment.
8 "Get Lucky" Elodie Keene Kathryn Borel September 4, 2014 (2014-09-04) 1WAW07 1.43[15]
When Rush reconnects with Sarah, he finds her changed; Alex may be in over his head.
9 "Dirty Work" Allan Kroeker Adam Fierro & Matt Pyken September 11, 2014 (2014-09-11) 1WAW08 1.87[14]
Sarah's desire to find a sperm donor complicates things with Rush, while Alex tries to control the fallout with his wife. Elsewhere, Sarah encourages Eve to think about future possibilities, but J.P. devastates them when he resurfaces.
10 "Bitter Sweet Symphony"[16] Deran Sarafian Adam Fierro & Matt Pyken September 18, 2014 (2014-09-18) 1WAW10 1.63[14]
Rush struggles to make life changes for Sarah, but continues to be haunted by the ghost of his past. Eve deals with her last encounter with her ex, and Alex's mistakes come to a head when Steffi comes to him with a shocking proposal.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hot TV Promo: USA Network's 'Rush'". Deadline.com. April 10, 2014. Retrieved April 15, 2014. 
  2. ^ Swift, Andy (April 10, 2014). "Rush Promo: Tom Ellis Heals the Rich and Twisted in New USA Network Drama". TVLine. Retrieved April 15, 2014. 
  3. ^ Bibel, Sara (October 2, 2014). "'Satisfaction' Renewed for Season Two by USA; 'Rush' Canceled (Updated)". TV By The Numbers. Retrieved October 2, 2014. 
  4. ^ Ng, Philiana (April 10, 2014). "USA Debuts First Trailer for Edgy Medical Drama 'Rush' (Video)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 15, 2014. 
  5. ^ Kissell, Rick (April 23, 2014). "USA Network Sets Summer Premiere Dates for 'Rush,' 'Satisfaction' and Returnees". Variety. Retrieved April 23, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Rush (2014) : Season 1". Metacritic. Retrieved August 9, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Rush: Season 1 (2014)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved August 9, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Pawn Stars' Tops Night + 'Loiter Squad', 'Married', 'Pawnography' & More". TV by the Numbers. July 18, 2014. Retrieved July 28, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Pawn Stars' Tops Night + 'Pawnography', 'Loiter Squad', 'The Daily Show' & More". TV by the Numbers. July 25, 2014. Retrieved July 28, 2014. 
  10. ^ Bibel, Sara (August 1, 2014). "Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Love & Hip Hop Atlanta' Wins Night, 'Pawn Stars', 'Pawnography', 'Loiter Squad', 'Beyond Scared Straight', 'Dominion' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved August 6, 2014. 
  11. ^ Bibel, Sara (August 8, 2014). "Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Black Jesus' Wins Night, 'Pawn Stars', 'Project Runway', 'Dominion', 'Defiance' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved August 9, 2014. 
  12. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (August 15, 2014). "Thursday Cable Ratings: Preseason Football Leads Night + 'Sharkageddon', 'I Escaped Jaws II', 'Black Jesus' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved August 15, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Thursday Cable Ratings: ‘Black Jesus’ Wins Night, ‘Project Runway’, Little League World Series, ‘Defiance’, ‘Rush’ & More". TVbytheNumbers. August 22, 2014. Retrieved August 28, 2014. 
  14. ^ a b c "Rush: Season One Ratings". TV Series Finale. October 2, 2014. Retrieved April 20, 2015. 
  15. ^ Bibel, Sara (September 5, 2014). "Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Black Jesus' Wins Night, 'Project Runway', 'Braxton Family Values', 'Gypsy Sisters', 'Satisfaction' & More". TVbytheNumbers. Retrieved September 6, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Rush - Episode Guide for Season 1". Zap2it. Retrieved September 7, 2014. 

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