Rosewood, a close-ended procedural written by Todd Harthan and directed by Richard Shepard, tested well, with high marks for star Chestnut. The project centers around the brilliant Dr. Beaumont Rosewood, Jr. (Chestnut), the top private pathologist in all of Miami, a character that was conceived as African American. As owner of one of the most sophisticated, state-of-the-art independent labs in the country, he finds the secrets in bodies that others usually miss. Despite being constantly surrounded by death Rosewood is obsessed with life and savors every moment. His eternal optimism will frustrate the cynical female detective he often works with, but she can't argue with the results that his unique perspective provides.