'Red Band Society' tackles comas with humor, plus a 'Breakfast Club' connection

July 20, 2014 10:36 PM

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"Red Band Society" is a very personal show for creator Margaret Nagle. She tells reporters in Los Angeles at the 2014 Television Critics Association summer press tour that Season 1 of her new show, about teenagers in the pediatric wing of a hospital, draws on many experiences from her own life.

Nagle's older brother was in a coma for several years when they were children, so she based a lot of the narrator's life -- a boy in a coma named Charlie (also her brother's name) -- on his experiences.

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