'A Gifted Man' marks new time with tweet fest

By the Associated Press | February 17, 2012 | 7:25 PM EST

In this image released by CBS, Patrick Wilson, right, and Jennifer Ehle are shown in a scene from "A Gifted Man." The cast plans to tweet during the show's Friday episode airing in its new time slot, 9 p.m. EST on CBS. (AP Photo/CBS, Craig Blankenhorn)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The stars of "A Gifted Man" know how they're spending their evening: tweeting about the CBS show as it airs.

Cast members Patrick Wilson, Margo Martindale and Rachelle LeFevre will take to Twitter to answer viewers' questions during the show's new time slot, 9 p.m. EST Friday. They'll be joined by Executive Producer Neal Baer.

Baer says the back-and-forth tweeting doesn't detract from the TV experience, but enhances it. He says it's a "wonderful" way to link viewers with writers and actors, and it reflects conversations people have when watching TV.

"A Gifted Man" stars Wilson as a brilliant, wealthy surgeon whose life changes when he's visited by the spirit of his late ex-wife, who was an idealistic, free-clinic doctor. His ex is played by Jennifer Ehle, who CBS said isn't participating in the Twitter session.