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Fox Pumps Up Its Order for Medical Show

Oct 10, 2018  •  Post A Comment

The Fox Broadcasting Company beefed up its order for a medical drama series, adding nine episodes to its order for “The Resident” to bring the show’s sophomore season to a full 22 episodes.

Michael Thorn, President, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company, made the announcement.

“Amy Holden Jones, Todd Harthan and the amazing team behind ‘The Resident’ have brilliantly offered viewers the ability to see the medical industry through a different lens,” Thorn said. “We can’t wait to watch the exceptional cast, as they continue to roam the halls of Chastain Memorial Hospital.”

The show’s season two premiere, which aired Monday, Sept. 24, delivered 8.9 million multi-platform viewers and a 1.7/7 L7 rating, the show’s most-watched episode (excluding its post-NFC Championship premiere) and highest-rated telecast since February, Fox noted. That evening, ‘The Resident,’ paired with ‘9-1-1,’ lifted Fox to its most-watched fall Monday in four years.

“In the all-new episode of ‘The Resident,’ ‘About Time,’ airing Monday, Oct. 15 (8-9 p.m. ET/PT) on Fox, Chastain is flooded with concert goers when a stampede at a music festival grounds leaves many in need of doctors,” Fox notes in its announcement. “As Conrad (Matt Czuchry) and Nic (Emily VanCamp) race to help Josh Robinson (guest star Tanc Sade), a professional adventure guide with a long list of prior injuries, Devon (Manish Dayal) works with a musician who swears he is sober, even though his toxicology report suggests otherwise. Meanwhile, Bell (Bruce Greenwood) stirs the pot when the hospital’s revered orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Kit Voss (Jane Leeves), demands a better resident, Julian (guest star Jenna Dewan) works to get her boss on Bell’s good side and Winthrop (Glenn Morshower) continues to push Conrad to believe he’s a changed man.”

“The Resident” is produced by 20th Century Fox Television. The series’ 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”) 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”), Shaunette Renée Wilson (“Billions”), Malcolm-Jamal Warner (“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” “The Cosby Show”), Jane Leeves (“Frazier”) and Glenn Morshower (“24”).

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