Season 1 Episode 1


Aired Monday 12:00 AM Jun 18, 2007 on TNT
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Episode Summary

Heartland introduces us to Dr. Nathaniel Grant (Treat Williams) an intense and overworked lung and heart transplant surgeon at St. Jude Regional Transplant Center in Pittsburgh. Grant is forced to deal with working in the same hospital with his ex-wife Kate (Kari Matchett), who is the organ recovery coordinator. The two must put aside their past differences and battle the clock in order to save lives.moreless

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  • Decent show, but that was all it was.

    For another hospital show this one seemed to start off pretty decent. It does have a very good cast and that is a positive thing. The show also has heart being how it deals with issues. But lets face it; there are already so many very good medical shows on, so this one will have to pick it up a notch if it wants to survive. The writers needs to bring a fresher sort of life into the show that will help to draw a strong audience because I have seen in the past history of TNT how fast they can drop a good show after just one season.moreless
Jordi Caballero

Jordi Caballero

August Pena

Guest Star

Ben Siegler

Ben Siegler

Benjamin Hastings

Guest Star

Ryan Hurst (I)

Ryan Hurst (I)

Mark Evans

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


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  • NOTES (13)

    • This is the second tv show that Treat Williams plays a doctor.

    • TNT will post episodes of "Heartland" on TNT.tv one day after they debut on television.

    • Creator and Executive Producer David Hollander originally received the pilot order back in May of 2006. TNT finally ordered "Heartland" as a series in December.

    • Some TNT promotional spots have featured the Elton John ballad "Someone Saved My Life Tonight" as background music.

    • Rockmond Dunbar, who plays Dr. Tom Jonas, was casted last minute for his part. He will also continue playing his role as C-Note on "Prison Break."

    • Promotional spots for "Heartland" can be seen during "The Twenty" and "First Look" at AMC and Regal Cinema Theaters.

    • Miami Heat Center Alonzo Mourning is appearing in a TNT promotional spot for "Heartland" during the NBA playoffs. Mourning, who is a kidney transplant survivor, is using his story to help promote the show's theme of people getting a second chance on life through organ transplants.

    • Creator and Executive Producer David Hollander originally planned to shoot "Heartland" in his native Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. However, budget constraints forced the show to be shot in Los Angeles, California instead.

    • Series star Rockmond Dunbar (Dr. Tom Jonas) does not appear in the pilot episode.

    • "Heartland" is set in Creator David Hollander's native Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which ironically is the same location where Hollander's previous series "The Guardian" was set.

    • Dabney Coleman, who has a recurring role in "Heartland" previously worked with Creator David Hollander in his CBS series "The Guardian."

    • Creator and Executive Producer David Hollander is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where "Heartland" is set.

    • Despite being set in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the show is shot entirely in Los Angeles, California. The series uses certain exterior shots of Pittsburgh.


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