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Freshman Drama Series Renewed

May 7, 2018  •  Post A Comment

A broadcast drama series that’s closing in on the finale of its freshman season just picked up a renewal for season two. Fox today announced the pickup for the medical drama “The Resident.”

The series has been averaging more than 10 million multi-platform viewers and has improved its year-ago time period by +31% in the key adults 18-49 demographic, the network noted.

“Amy, Todd and all the producers on ‘The Resident’ set out to create a medical show that viewers haven’t seen before — to peel back the curtain and reveal the truth of what happens, both good and bad, behind the scenes at hospitals across the country. Clearly, they’ve succeeded,” said Michael Thorn, President, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. “Matt, Emily, Bruce, Manish, Shaunette and the show’s entire cast have turned in consistently heartfelt performances, and we are so excited to go back to Chastain Memorial for another tremendous season.”

“The Resident” is produced by 20th Century Fox Television. The show’s executive producers include Todd Harthan (“Rosewood”), Amy Holden Jones (“Mystic Pizza,” “Indecent Proposal”), Rob Corn (“Grey’s Anatomy”), Antoine Fuqua (“Southpaw,” “Training Day”), David Boorstein (“Level 26: Dark Revelations”), Oly Obst (“The Mick,” “Ghosted”) and Phillip Noyce (“Patriot Games,” “The Bone Collector”), who also directed the pilot.

The series stars Matt Czuchry (“The Good Wife”), Bruce Greenwood (“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” “Mad Men”), Manish Dayal (“Halt and Catch Fire”), Emily VanCamp (“Revenge”), Moran Atias (“24: Legacy”), Merrin Dungey (“Big Little Lies”), Shaunette Renée Wilson (“Billions”) and Melina Kanakaredes (“CSI: NY,” “Providence”).

The second-to-last episode of season one, titled “Run, Doctor, Run,” airs tonight on Fox (9-10 p.m. ET/PT). The network says of the episode: “Conrad (Matt Czuchry) and Devon (Manish Dayal) race against the clock to save the life of a woman who is deteriorating fast from undetermined symptoms. Meanwhile, Bell (Bruce Greenwood) must remain calm when Austin (guest star Malcolm-Jamal Warner) impulsively pulls him into a procedure. Then, tensions rise as Nic (Emily VanCamp) continues her search for evidence to incriminate Lane (Melina Kanakaredes), but must simultaneously tend to her sister, Jessie (guest star Julianna Guill), who is rushed into the ER.”

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