‘The Night Shift’ Clocks In for a Fourth Season

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Eoin Macken as T.C. Callahan in ‘The Night Shift’ (Photo by Cathy Kanavy / NBC)

NBC has given the medical drama The Night Shift a fourth season order. Season three averaged 6.8 million viewers, earning it the number one spot among summer dramas airing on the NBC, CBS, ABC, and Fox. The series is written and executive produced by Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah (Freaks and Geeks, Diary of a Wimpy Kid), and stars Eoin Macken, Jill Flint, Brendan Fehr, Robert Bailey Jr., JR Lemon, Tanaya Beatty and Scott Wolf.

Announcing the renewal, NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke stated, “Week after week The Night Shift tells incredibly engaging and emotional stories that draw us into a unique world. We are delighted to renew the show for an exciting fourth season and look forward to continue working with such a great cast and executive producing team.”

The Season 3 Plot: The night shift team of doctors and nurses at San Antonio Memorial’s emergency room are anything but ordinary. The risks they take to save lives straddle the line between heroic and impulsive, but are always worth it. Season three picks up four months after season two and the crew is navigating wildly different paths. Relationships are changing, new doctors are arriving and everyone is looking at their lives from a fresh perspective. As TC and Jordan still struggle with the line between their personal and professional relationship, our heroes throw themselves into their life-saving work.

Newlywed Drew Alister (Fehr) is now stationed in Afghanistan, where he meets the accomplished Dr. Syd Jennings (Jennifer Beals). A fearless major in the Army, Syd has worked with the Cultural Support Team in conjunction with Ranger and Special Forces units. Surgeon Scott Clemmens (Wolf) continues to feel the emotional and financial effects of his tragic car accident that left a young man paralyzed. Under Scott’s tutelage, Paul Cummings (Robert Bailey Jr.) starts his surgical residency this season, but has to watch out for the spunky and outspoken new intern, Shannon Rivera (Beatty). Shannon was recruited by Jordan after impressing her at a reservation clinic.

Topher, who is fully recovered from his season-one injuries and bored with the administrative aspects of his job, looks for more adventure in his work while still balancing his duties as a husband and father. Charge nurse Kenny Fournette (Lemon) continues his relationship with Gwen (Merle Dandridge) while making sure the ER is running in top form.