The Mob Doctor
Mondays at 9 p.m.
I get what Fox is trying to do here: take a run-of-the-mill doc drama and inject some excitement by making the doctor beholden to mobsters and forced to do their bidding on the side. Unfortunately, the pilot wasn't always as exciting as that may sound.
A very likable Jordana Spiro ("My Boys") plays the Chicago surgeon working off her brother's gambling debt to the Moretti mob family. No one knows she's doing this, not even the shiftless brother.
The pilot opens strong with Dr. Devlin in the back room of a veterinary clinic removing a long screwdriver from a mob soldier's head -- without the benefit of x-rays or diagnostic tools -- while he bites down on a rubber chew toy. Intense.