Rush (2014 TV series)


Title card
Genre Medical drama
Created by Jonathan Levine
Written by
  • Jonathan Levine
  • Gina Matthews
  • Grant Scharbo
Theme music composer Robert Duncan
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 10
Executive producer(s) Jonathan Levine
Gina Matthews
Grant Scharbo
Adam Fierro
Deran Sarafian
Craig Wright
Producer(s) Shawn Williamson
Dan Clarke
Cinematography Jon Joffin
Ken Seng
Editor(s) John Duffy
Steve Polivka
Joe Leonard
Sue Blainey
Alan Cody
J.Kathleen Gibson
Running time 43 minutes
Production company(s)
  • Little Engine Productions
  • Fancy Films
  • Pine City Entertainment
  • Fox 21
Distributor 20th Television
Original network USA Network
Original release July 17 (2014-07-17) – September 18, 2014 (2014-09-18)
External links
Official website

Rush is an original medical drama series created by Jonathan Levine and written by Levine, Gina Matthews and Grant Scharbo. It premiered on USA Network on July 17, 2014.[1][2] On October 2, 2014, USA Network cancelled Rush.[3]


The series is the story of a hard-partying Los Angeles doctor serving a very specific clientele, the kind with a lot of cash and a lot of secrets.[4] After Dr. William Rush was dismissed from a major L.A. hospital, he entered "concierge" medicine, making personal visits to the homes and workplaces of wealthy clients and Hollywood celebrities who need his care, often with no questions asked. Rush demands payment in cash, often thousands of dollars, and in advance. But some of that money is used to feed his drug habit, and one of the characters in the show, Manny Maquis, is his drug supplier. Dr. Alex Burke is his best friend who, unlike Rush, is still practicing at a major hospital and trying to be a faithful husband and dad. Eve Parker is Rush's personal assistant who not only sets Rush's medical appointments with patients, but also tries to keep him on track, despite her knowledge of his drug and alcohol use.




No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
1"Pilot"Jonathan LevineJonathan LevineJuly 17, 2014 (2014-07-17)1WAW791.704[5]
After losing his career as an ER doctor, a hard partying physician attends wealthy clients' medical emergencies.
2"Don't Ask Me Why"Deran SarafianJonathan Levine & Craig WrightJuly 24, 2014 (2014-07-24)1WAW011.64[6]
Rush treats an MMA fighter with a career-jeopardizing condition while Alex tries to save his job and Manny and Eve discuss their roles in Rush's life.
3"Learning To Fly"Alex ZakrzewskiAdam E. FierroJuly 31, 2014 (2014-07-31)1WAW021.79[7]
Rush contends with a medical emergency and reaches out to his estranged father while Eve must confront a figure from her past.
4"We Are Family"Bill JohnsonMatt PykenAugust 7, 2014 (2014-08-07)1WAW031.83[8]
Rush deals with a private menagerie and his stepmother before being taken hostage by a young criminal; Eve finds a network of personal assistants.
5"Where Is My Mind?"David BarrettMichael RochfordAugust 14, 2014 (2014-08-14)1WAW041.55[9]
Rush throws himself into his work to relieve his anxiety; Eve takes charge of an important case.
6"You Spin Me Round"David StraitonLisa RandolphAugust 21, 2014 (2014-08-21)1WAW051.60[10]
Rush and Alex plan a weekend together without realizing Rush's ex and her new boyfriend will also be in attendance. Elsewhere, Rush treats a poliltician on the campaign trail, and Eve tries to start fresh with Lucas.
7"Because I Got High"Paul EdwardsJason GeorgeAugust 28, 2014 (2014-08-28)1WAW061.49[11]
A rock star introduces Rush to a powerful hallucinogen that changes his perspective entirely. Elsewhere, Alex gets a taste of Rush's lifestyle, and Eve becomes concerned when belongings disappear from her apartment.
8"Get Lucky"Elodie KeeneKathryn BorelSeptember 4, 2014 (2014-09-04)1WAW071.43[12]
When Rush reconnects with Sarah, he finds her changed; Alex may be in over his head.
9"Dirty Work"Allan KroekerAdam Fierro & Matt PykenSeptember 11, 2014 (2014-09-11)1WAW081.87[11]
Sarah's desire to find a sperm donor complicates things with Rush, while Alex tries to control the fallout with his wife. Elsewhere, Sarah encourages Eve to think about future possibilities, but J.P. devastates them when he resurfaces.
10"Bitter Sweet Symphony"[13]Deran SarafianAdam Fierro & Matt PykenSeptember 18, 2014 (2014-09-18)1WAW101.63[11]
Rush struggles to make life changes for Sarah, but continues to be haunted by the ghost of his past. Eve deals with her last encounter with her ex, and Alex's mistakes come to a head when Steffi comes to him with a shocking proposal.


This series came from Fox 21 and was written and directed by Jonathan Levine, with Gina Matthews and Gretta Scharbo. Adam Fierro was executive producer. Rush was filmed in Vancouver British Columbia, Canada.[14]

Critical reception

Rush scored 44 out of 100 on Metacritic based on 14 "mixed or average" reviews.[15] The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes currently reports a 39% critics rating with an average rating of 4.1/10 based on 18 reviews. The website consensus reads: "A competent but bland medical drama, Rush fails to add anything new to an overly familiar concept".[16]


  1. "Hot TV Promo: USA Network's 'Rush'". April 10, 2014. Retrieved April 15, 2014.
  2. Swift, Andy (April 10, 2014). "Rush Promo: Tom Ellis Heals the Rich and Twisted in New USA Network Drama". TVLine. Retrieved April 15, 2014.
  3. Bibel, Sara (October 2, 2014). "'Satisfaction' Renewed for Season Two by USA; 'Rush' Canceled (Updated)". TV By The Numbers. Retrieved October 2, 2014.
  4. Ng, Philiana (April 10, 2014). "USA Debuts First Trailer for Edgy Medical Drama 'Rush' (Video)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 15, 2014.
  5. "Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Pawn Stars' Tops Night + 'Loiter Squad', 'Married', 'Pawnography' & More". TV by the Numbers. July 18, 2014. Retrieved July 28, 2014.
  6. "Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Pawn Stars' Tops Night + 'Pawnography', 'Loiter Squad', 'The Daily Show' & More". TV by the Numbers. July 25, 2014. Retrieved July 28, 2014.
  7. Bibel, Sara (August 1, 2014). "Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Love & Hip Hop Atlanta' Wins Night, 'Pawn Stars', 'Pawnography', 'Loiter Squad', 'Beyond Scared Straight', 'Dominion' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved August 6, 2014.
  8. Bibel, Sara (August 8, 2014). "Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Black Jesus' Wins Night, 'Pawn Stars', 'Project Runway', 'Dominion', 'Defiance' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved August 9, 2014.
  9. Kondolojy, Amanda (August 15, 2014). "Thursday Cable Ratings: Preseason Football Leads Night + 'Sharkageddon', 'I Escaped Jaws II', 'Black Jesus' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved August 15, 2014.
  10. "Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Black Jesus' Wins Night, 'Project Runway', Little League World Series, 'Defiance', 'Rush' & More". TVbytheNumbers. August 22, 2014. Retrieved August 28, 2014.
  11. 1 2 3 "Rush: Season One Ratings". TV Series Finale. October 2, 2014. Retrieved April 20, 2015.
  12. Bibel, Sara (September 5, 2014). "Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Black Jesus' Wins Night, 'Project Runway', 'Braxton Family Values', 'Gypsy Sisters', 'Satisfaction' & More". TVbytheNumbers. Retrieved September 6, 2014.
  13. "Rush - Episode Guide for Season 1". Zap2it. Retrieved September 7, 2014.
  14. Kissell, Rick (April 23, 2014). "USA Network Sets Summer Premiere Dates for 'Rush,' 'Satisfaction' and Returnees". Variety. Retrieved April 23, 2014.
  15. "Rush (2014) : Season 1". Metacritic. Retrieved August 9, 2014.
  16. "Rush: Season 1 (2014)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved August 9, 2014.
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