Three Rivers Premiere Episode Swap

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CBS has a great track record with their shows and they get some pretty decent ratings from their present collection of programming. On top of that, I know there are some shows that folks are eagerly waiting for.

For instance, I know many Alex O’Loughlin (The Shield, Moonlight) fans are probably looking forward to the October 4th premiere of CBS’s Three Rivers.

Today, CBS presented a few press releases where they announced the swapping of episodes.  Specifically, the first two episodes.  That means that now the episode originally scheduled to be 2nd is now showing as the premiere episode, and the original premiere will be following the week after.

If this were Fox, I’d be suspicious that they were doing what they usually do with promising shows, but I don’t know what to think about this move from CBS.

Maybe they know what they’re doing.

alex Three Rivers Premiere Episode Swap

As it stands, the new premiere epi of Three Rivers will be titled “Place of Life,” the 2nd episode will be titled “Tick-Tock.” That’s all I’m giving you. No spoilers here!

CBS press on the show:

Three Rivers is a medical drama that goes inside the emotionally complex lives of organ donors, the recipients and the surgeons at the preeminent transplant hospital in the country, where every moment counts.  However, dealing with donor families in their darkest hour and managing the fears and concerns of apprehensive recipients takes much more than just a sharp scalpel.

Leading the elite team is Dr. Andy Yablonski, the highly-skilled workaholic lead organ transplant surgeon, whose good-natured personality and sarcastic wit makes him popular with his patients and colleagues.   His co-workers include Dr. Miranda Foster, a surgical fellow with a rebellious streak and fiery temper who strives to live up to her deceased father’s excellent surgical reputation; Dr. David Lee, a womanizing surgical resident who’s broken as many hearts as he’s replaced; Ryan Abbott, the inexperienced new transplant coordinator who arranges the intricately choreographed process of quickly and carefully transporting organs from donor to patient; Dr. Sophia Jordan, a brilliant surgeon at the top of her field and the head of surgery.  She has a vast amount of experience, training all around the world, which gives her an extremely diverse point-of-view; and Pam Acosta, Andy’s no-nonsense operating assistant and best friend.

In this high-stakes arena, in which every case is a race against the clock, these tenacious surgeons and medical professionals are the last hope for their patients.


Dr. Andy Yablonski … Alex O’Loughlin

Dr. Miranda Foster … Katherine Moennig

Dr. David Lee … Daniel Henney

Ryan Abbott … Christopher J. Hanke

Dr. Sophia Jordan … Alfre Woodard

Pam Acosta … Justina Machado

Source: CBS Press

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  1. That sounds very weird .
    unless they think its more positive, the whole Place of Life business.
    just a few weeks before tthough ?

  2. I can’t wait to see Three Rivers, whatever episode first

  3. My household is waiting for Three Rivers also… O’Louoghlin fans here!

  4. If they like the second episode first, I’ll take it. It does not matter to me, I believe that CBS thought this episode was better than the first – so why not run with it?

  5. I hate to come down on a Simmons thread but what’s with all the hospital shows mixed with drug commercials ???

    Am I thinking to much into this? 😯

  6. I’m putting my trust in CBS with this change. They like Alex O’Loughlin and they want to give this show it’s best shot…all I want is Alex back on my TV where he belongs!
    I also agree, if this show were on FOX, and the episodes switched, I’d be much more concerned that TPTB were messing with a show & will kill it…..ala Firefly.

  7. I cant wait 4 this show bcuz it seems really interesting and also 4 the simple fact that Katherine “Kate” Moennig is on another show as well as the fact that this show looks like it has some interesting characters.

  8. I had no idea they switched the first two eppys until I watched the start of tonights eppy. It was already established in the first (really the second) that they had already met Ryan Abbott and then when you watch tonights the second (really the first) that they are just meeting him for the first time. It kind of threw me off and I hope when the dvd comes out the episodes will be put back in the right order. Why CBS decided to switch them has me confused…

  9. I really enjoy THREE RIVERS… it is a show of value and give people something to think about beyond the murder/criminal/cut up the corspe, that is usually on CBS. It’a refreshing change. However, I don’t trust CBS and actually quit watching until Three Rivers because of Moonlight. (Moonlight was the best Vampire show ever produced by a network and yet CBS canceled it). They have one other show that’s great Good Wife. Knowing CBS (again) they will dump that one too. Anyone out there that reads this… give a heads up for the worthliness of Three Rivers.