Fox has given a pilot order to The Beast, a medical drama from former ER executive producer and practicing pediatrician Neal Baer. Launching a medical drama is a priority for Fox this season, and this is the second pilot in the genre ordered by the network, joining The Resident. Both hail from 20th TV.

Written by Law & Order: SVU veterans Baer and Dawn DeNoon, The Beast is a life-and-death procedural. Literally. Each week will follow three challenging medical cases. In the end, two of the patients will live, one will die. The series will center on their doctor — with a clinical fear of death — who never stops fighting the odds.

Baer, DeNoon and Jessica Shulman executive produce for 20th TV and studio-based Baer Bones. This is Fox’s sixth drama pilot overall, along with The Resident, legal drama Controversy, military soap Behind Enemy Lines, vampire drama The Passage and the Marvel X-Men-themed action drama.