Dr. Jan Garavaglia or Dr. G as shes called on the show is a real-life crime scene investigator much like the ones on C.S.I.
But Discovery Health Channel executive Elieen ONeil says Dr. G. smiles when people call the show a real-life C.S.I. because the doc knows how vastly different real-life forensics is from the TV version.
ONeil says Dr. G. tells people it doesnt wrap up in an hour, and it takes several characters on a show like C.S.I. to do what Dr. G. does all by herself.
Not to mention, real-life C.S.I. staffers dont get results back from the lab that fast.
But the major difference between scripted shows and reality shows is while the characters may struggle to keep themselves from getting personally involved with the cases, Dr. G. enjoys personal relationships with the families of victims to help them get closure.
The season premiere of Dr. G: Medical Examiner airs tomorrow (Jul. 15).
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