At least network TV knows healthcare is a priority. FOX has upped the second season order of The Resident TV show from nine to 22 episodes. The full season two order comes just three episodes into the series’ second installment. Today, NBC also increased the episode order for its new hospital drama, New Amsterdam.
A FOX medical drama, The Resident stars Matt Czuchry, Emily VanCamp, Manish Dayal, Shaunette Renée Wilson, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Jane Leeves, Glenn Morshower, and Bruce Greenwood. The series centers on resident Dr. Devon Pravesh (Dayal), as well as Senior Resident Dr. Conrad Hawkins (Czuchry), and their colleagues at the Chastain Park Memorial Hospital. Although its motto is, “Committed to excellence,” the hospital is staffed with human beings, and humans are flawed. Now that Devon is on the other side of the institution’s velvet ropes, Conrad wants him to understand the reality of medicine and its delivery.
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Here’s the FOX press release:
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
HOT FROM FOX…
FOX ORDERS NINE ADDITIONAL EPISODES OF “THE RESIDENT”
Next All-New Episode Airs Next Monday, October 15, on FOX
FOX has ordered nine additional episodes of the sophomore series THE RESIDENT, raising the second season order to 22 episodes, it was announced today by Michael Thorn, President, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. The provocative medical drama follows a group of doctors at Chastain Memorial Hospital, as they face personal and professional challenges on a daily basis.
“Amy Holden Jones, Todd Harthan and the amazing team behind THE RESIDENT have brilliantly offered viewers the ability to see the medical industry through a different lens,” said Thorn. “We can’t wait to watch the exceptional cast, as they continue to roam the halls of Chastain Memorial Hospital.”
In its Season Two premiere on Monday, September 24, THE RESIDENT delivered 8.9 million multi-platform viewers and a 1.7/7 L7 rating, its most-watched episode (excluding its post-NFC Championship premiere) and highest-rated telecast since February. That evening, THE RESIDENT, paired with 9-1-1, drove FOX to have its most-watched Fall Monday in four years.
In the all-new episode of THE RESIDENT, “About Time” airing Monday, Oct. 15 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX, Chastain is flooded with concert goers when a stampede at a music festival grounds leaves many in need of doctors. As Conrad (Matt Czuchry) and Nic (Emily VanCamp) race to help Josh Robinson (guest star Tanc Sade), a professional adventure guide with a long list of prior injuries, Devon (Manish Dayal) works with a musician who swears he is sober, even though his toxicology report suggests otherwise. Meanwhile, Bell (Bruce Greenwood) stirs the pot when the hospital’s revered orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Kit Voss (Jane Leeves), demands a better resident, Julian (guest star Jenna Dewan) works to get her boss on Bell’s good side and Winthrop (Glenn Morshower) continues to push Conrad to believe he’s a changed man.
THE RESIDENT is produced by 20th Century Fox Television. The series’ executive producers include Todd Harthan (“Rosewood”), Amy Holden Jones (“Mystic Pizza,” “Indecent Proposal”), Rob Corn (“Grey’s Anatomy”), Antoine Fuqua (“Southpaw,” “Training Day”), David Boorstein (“Level 26: Dark Revelations”), Oly Obst (“The Mick”) and Phillip Noyce (“Patriot Games,” “The Bone Collector”), who also directed the pilot. The series stars Matt Czuchry (“The Good Wife”), Bruce Greenwood (“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” “Mad Men”), Manish Dayal (“Halt and Catch Fire”), Emily VanCamp (“Revenge”),Shaunette Renée Wilson (“Billions”), Malcolm-Jamal Warner (“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” “The Cosby Show”), Jane Leeves (“Frazier”) and Glenn Morshower (“24”).
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What do you think? Are you enjoying season two of The Resident TV series? Did you expect a full second season, or is this a pleasant surprise?