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.