The medical drama is the fall's first newbie to get more episodes.
October 10, 2018
NBC likes what it has seen so far from New Amsterdam, today topping up its freshman order with nine additional episodes. That brings the medical drama's first-season total to 22 and makes it the fall's first new series to earn a full-season pickup.
The good news comes a day after the show's third episode, which again garnered solid viewership for the network in its 10:00pm time slot. In the early weeks of the 2018-2019 season, its ratings rank it as second-best of the new fall class, topped only by network-mate Manifest.
New Amsterdam stars Ryan Eggold in his first lead role in a TV series since playing Tom Keen on The Blacklist and its failed spin-off, The Blacklist: Redemption. Eggold stars as Max Goodwin, a brilliant doctor who is New Amsterdam Hospital's newest medical director. Wanting to disrupt the status quo, he sets out to bypass bureaucracy and focus on providing patients with exceptional care.
01/02/19 at 11:20am
Love this show, just the right amount of 'story' as well as getting to know the characters. seems so many shows now focus on the characters and forget what the topic of the show is about.
11/28/18 at 08:20pm
I love this show. It not only focuses on patients, but also on the physicians and how policies affect both. My only other comment is I need to invest in Kleenex because the show really moves me.
11/27/18 at 09:58pm
I agree entirely with Paul, New Amsterdam and God Friended Me are the best new shows this season so far.
Neither show is bogged down with negativity yet has the right amount of heartfelt angst and emotion to keep them bittersweet and entertaining.
I have read that 'death knell' Sendhil Ramamurthy has been cast as a recurring cast member so I hope he doesn't bring the show down. I call him that as every half decent show he is cast in seems to get cancelled (Heroes, Heroes Reborn, Covert Affairs, Beauty & The Beast, Reverie etc. - OK, some shows Ramamurthy was in had good runs so it might be a coincidence).
10/22/18 at 09:27pm
This along with God Friended Me are my 2 fav new shows this season! They have made this fresh with all of the Hospital dramas on the air and love all the cast! Ryan Eggold provides another stellar character in Dr Max! Can’t wait to see where this is headed:)
10/16/18 at 03:48pm
This show reminds me Of Caddyshack. It gave me horrible nightmares. I had to stop after First Minute of the Show. I hope it will get renew abd move to Golf Channel.
10/13/18 at 02:25pm
Ryan Eggold is great in this series, and the hospital scenes are relatable; I really love this series, and if I hadn't retired this year as a nurse I would be seeking employment at this medical center, it is always busy, and exciting.
10/11/18 at 03:12pm
Yes Ryan Eggold is the reason I watch it not sure his cancer storyline is a good idea though
10/11/18 at 11:21am
ive never liked any medical shows... but i dig this one.
10/11/18 at 04:55am
Great show. Rank it right up there with "The Resident".
10/10/18 at 05:33pm
This show is solid. And Ryan Eggold makes it a winner for sure. He's so good in this one!. This is great news.