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.
11/26/21 at 05:39pm
I started watching this show because I really enjoyed Ryan Eggold in the Blacklist. I also enjoyed this show at first. Unfortunately it has turned into political propaganda of late. I taught college literature for 40 years and artistic periods of high propaganda content usually are considered artistically poor. It exemplifies itself in all the branches of artistic development. This seems to be happening in present society. Every art form has been invaded by political correctness and propaganda. As a result all the shows seem to harping on the same issues and variety and artistic expression have suffered. We have had favorite shows that we looked forward to watching each new episode but almost everyone I know complains that TV has become boring of late and have looked for alternative ways to entertain themselves. I could say I hope this will change but I know that these trends have to run their course and that takes time. So I still watch TV but I find I spend more and more time watching reruns of shows I used to love.
05/06/21 at 07:59pm
It’s so sad to see this once great show take a dive into the politically correct agenda pushing diatribe it has over the last few weeks. It has become a politically charged weekly propaganda machine for progressive, racial, gender and cultural based movements. It shows the lack of talent and creativity these writers have for developing story lines. You are now so predictable, it’s become laughable and boring. Thank you for destroying a previously enjoyable show.
01/13/20 at 02:00pm
Glad to know this show will be around for a while, I enjoy it for the most part.
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.
01/11/20 at 01:05pm
Truth, understand your frustrations, however a show like this does not get stale in 5 seasons. It does ensure that the cast sticks around and longer story arcs can come into play. This is a good thing for sure!
01/11/20 at 12:43pm
Love the show but this scares me. I fear that it will start to be come stale and have no reason to get great again when it does. Seems like it leaves too much for the writers to have to worry about without consequences. Can't NBC just cancel this if it's ratings get low enough. This has no real benefits. 1 year or maybe even two are okay, but 3 year renewals are scary.
01/11/20 at 11:18am
01/11/20 at 10:14am
3 years? wow. I like this show. Glad to know I can really get into it without the fear of cancellation.
01/11/20 at 10:05am