Community Hospital keeping busy doing film work

While Long Beach’s Community Hospital is sitting around awaiting its fate, it’s been picking up some pocket change by taking on a role it can play in its sleep.

Community is playing a hospital in a CBS pilot, “Under the Bridge.” Crews from the show filmed interiors and exteriors at Community March 18-20.

The medical drama stars Jennifer Morrison, who starred in several seasons on Hugh Laurie’s medical drama “House” as Dr. Alison Cameron. In “Under the Bridge,” she plays Dr. Caitlin Lancaster, a cardiothoracic surgeon who, when a scandal rocks the medical practice she runs with her husband and their friends, rises to the occasion and takes the lead in trying to mend both the business as well as her own marriage.

Jennifer Morrison stars in the CBS pilot “Under the Bridge,” filming at Community Hospital. Courtesy photo.

The pilot also stars “Nightflyers” star David Ajala. It’s directed by Victoria Mahoney, who made history as the first African-American woman to direct a “Star Wars” film with her second-unit work on JJ Abrams’ “Star Wars Episode IX.”

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Tim Grobaty is a columnist and opinions editor for the Long Beach Post. He began his newspaper career at the Press-Telegram in 1976 as a copy boy and moved on to feature writer, music critic, TV critic, copy editor and daily columnist. He’s the author of several books, including I’m Dyin’ Here, and he lives in Long Beach.
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