TV: ‘A Gifted Man,’ but will he give back?

A Gifted Man (8 p.m., CBS) Patrick Wilson plays a busy Manhattan neurosurgeon who only takes platinum-card patients. After bumping into his ex-wife (“Contagion’s” Jennifer Ehle), he learns that she’s been running a free health clinic in Queens. That’s nice — except when he learns that his ex-wife has been dead for two weeks.

Yes, the co-star here is a g-g-g-ghost. Appearing only to Michael, she tries to get him to open his heart (and his high-end practice) to her impoverished clients. The show is okay as an allegory for America’s pre-existing condition; possible side effects include over-earnestness. Grade: B-

Hank Stuever

6For reviews of all the new fall shows, go to wapo.st/falltv2011.

Hank Stuever has been The Post's TV critic since 2009. He joined the paper in 1999 as a writer for the Style section, where he has covered an array of popular (and unpopular) culture across the nation.

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