On the TV series Heartbeat, a gorgeous, single female heart transplant surgeon named Dr. Alexandra “Alex” Panttiere (Melissa George) demonstrates unorthodox practices at the hospital…and when off-duty. One of the male surgeons, a liver transplant surgeon, who takes notice of her is Dr. Pierce Harrison.
[Heartbeat is based on real-life Dr. Kathy Magliato, author of ‘Heart Matters: A Memoir of a Female Heart Surgeon’]
Dr. Pierce Harrison is portrayed by Dave Annable. He’s best known for his roles on Red Band Society (Dr. Jack McAndrew), 666 Park Avenue (Henry Martin), Brothers & Sisters (Justin Walker), and Reunion (Aaron Lewis). Fun fact about Annable: He’s married to Odette née Yustman Annable (Trudy Cooper on The Astronaut Wives Club, Dr. Jessica Adams on House M.D., Annie on Brothers & Sisters). Heartbeat premieres on March 22 at 9pm on NBC. It will move to Wednesdays at 8pm on March 23.