What if a hospital was your high school, boarding school and summer camp rolled into one? What if it was the place where you fell in love for the first time and made friendships that lasted a lifetime? And what if it was all weirdly hilarious and the most fun you ever had in your entire life?
The show is told from 12-year-old coma patient Charlie’s (Griffin Gluck) point of view and his friends at the Ocean Park Hospital Pediatric Ward.
His new friends include Jordi (Sotillo), a 16-year-old who illegally crosses the Mexican border into California to seek out treatment at the renowned hospital. What he soon discovers is that it’s not his illness that’s going to change his life, but his new friends; Leo (Rowe) who is charismatic and independent. But after living at the hospital for a year, he’s starting to lose his way. When he’s forced to room with Jordi, he’s angry and resentful, until he realizes they are more alike than he could imagine.
Dash (Astro) suffers from cystic fibrosis, and is determined to live every day as if it’s his last; Emma (Bravo), Leo’s on-again-off-again girlfriend, who suffers from an eating disorder; and Kara (Levin) a cheerleader who is brought in with heart failure and shares a room with Charlie.
The new drama will air on Wednesdays @ 9PM ET/PT on Fox.
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