Bonded by the band: Red Band Society on FOX is a family friendly charmer

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Red Band Society

Premieres: Sept. 17
Airs: Wednesdays at 9pm ET/PT

Fox Fall 2014

From Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television, FOX’ unique new dramedy Red Band Society stars Academy Award-winning Octavia Spencer (The Help), Brothers & Sisters’ Dave Annable and a cast of fresh young faces in a funny, touching coming-of-age story that should appeal to all ages.

Based on the award-winning Spanish series Polseres Vermelles — and bringing to mind The Breakfast ClubRed Band Society is narrated by comatose 12-year-old Charlie (Griffin Gluck, Private Practice), who observes his fellow patients in the pediatric ward of Ocean Park Hospital in Los Angeles as they deal with grownup issues like cancer, cystic fibrosis, heart failure and eating disorders while still trying to be normal teens.

Bonded by their red hospital ID bands, they form a unique family that sticks together in the good times and the bad.

Red Band Society premieres Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 9/8CT on FOX.