NBC’s given the medical drama New Amsterdam a second season renewal. The network confirmed the popular series will return after averaging 11.9 viewers during its season one run. Only Manifest ranks higher with adults ages 18 to 49 among new scripted series this season.
Announcing the renewal, NBC Entertainment Scripted Programming Co-Presidents Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta said, “We’ve been so excited to see how much audiences have embraced Dr. Max Goodwin and all the characters that make New Amsterdam such an incredibly compelling medical series. Congratulations to David Schulner, Peter Horton, our writers and an amazing cast and crew who have brought these stories to life.”
New Amsterdam is based on Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital, a memoir by Dr. Eric Manheimer. Manheimer produces the series and David Schulner executive produces. Schulner is also a season one writer.
The cast of season one includes Ryan Eggold as Dr. Max Goodwin, Janet Montgomery (Salem, This Is Us) as Dr. Lauren Bloom, Tyler Labine (Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency) as Dr. Iggy Frome, and Jocko Sims (The Last Ship, Masters of Sex) as Dr. Floyd Reynolds. Freema Agyeman (Sense8, The Carrie Diaries) is Dr. Helen Sharpe, and J Anupam Kher (The Indian Detective) plays Dr. Vijay Kapoor.
The popular dramatic series currently airs on Tuesdays at 10pm ET/PT.
The Season 1 Plot:
“Inspired by Bellevue, the oldest public hospital in America, this unique medical drama follows the brilliant and charming Dr. Max Goodwin (Eggold), the institution’s newest medical director who sets out to tear up the bureaucracy and provide exceptional care. How can he help? Well, the doctors and staff have heard this before. Not taking “no” for an answer, Dr. Goodwin must disrupt the status quo and prove he will stop at nothing to breathe new life into this understaffed, underfunded and underappreciated hospital — the only one in the world capable of treating Ebola patients, prisoners from Rikers and the President of the United States under one roof — and return it to the glory that put it on the map.”