ABC to introduce 'Black Box' this Thursday

The new medical series starring British actress Kelly Reilly will premiere on ABC this Thursday, April 24 in the time slot previously occupied by "Scandal."

Produced by "X-Men: First Class" director Bryan Singer and by "The L Word" creator Ilene Chaiken, "Black Box" will focus on a world-renowned neuroscientist who is hiding a big secret from her fiancé: her bipolar disorder.

English actress Kelly Reilly, seen in "Flight" and "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows," will star as Elizabeth Black. Her compatriot Vanessa Redgrave ("The Butler") will play Dr. Hartramph, Elizabeth's psychiatrist and one of the few who know her secret.

Bryan Singer will reunite with some of the medical drama themes he came to know as the producer of "House MD." For this new project, Singer's co-producer Chaiken will also act as showrunner.