The medical drama earns a three-season pickup.
January 11, 2020
NBC announced a huge renewal today for New Amsterdam, ordering three additional seasons that will take the medical drama to Season 5. A multi-season pickup like this is rare for broadcast television, though the network did issue a similar order for its top drama This Is Us last May.
The series premiered in 2018 as one of the top-rated new shows among that year's freshman class. Since then it has remained a reliable performer, drawing solid ratings on Tuesday nights that regularly top its 10:00pm time slot competition.
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 while dealing with his share of problems in his personal life.
I do wish it wasn’t so graphically accurate with showing the surgeries though. Yes I get that it’s a medical drama but I’d prefer that they focus on the drama aspect, not close ups of surgeries. I watch for the stories about the people, I don’t want or need to see blood spurting from wounds. It doesn’t move the story forward about the people involved, it just seems to be done for the shock value of it.