FOX confirmed this week that the network has renewed its freshman medical drama, “The Resident, for a second season. The renewal isn’t exactly a surprise, the show has been pulling in an estimated 10M viewers for FOX during the series’ freshman season, but fans of the show should be happy to know that the story will continue on.
“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.”
If you haven’t started the series yet, “The Resident” is a new medical show focusing on a young doctor’s final years of training. The series stars Matt Czuchry (“The Good Wife”), Emily VanCamp (“Revenge”), Manish Dayal (“Halt and Catch Fire”), Moran Atias (“24: Legacy”), Merrin Dungey (“Big Little Lies”), Shaunette Renée Wilson (“Billions”), Melina Kanakaredes (“CSI: NY,” “Providence”) and Bruce Greenwood (“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” “Mad Men”).
The series 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, GHOSTED) and Phillip Noyce (“Patriot Games,” “The Bone Collector”), who also directed the pilot.
New episodes of Season One are still coming out, the latest episode was called “Run, Doctor, Run” and Conrad (Matt Czuchry) and Devon (Manish Dayal) raced against the clock to save the life of a woman who is deteriorating fast from undetermined symptoms. Meanwhile, Bell (Bruce Greenwood) had to remain calm when Austin (guest star Malcolm-Jamal Warner) impulsively pulled him into a procedure. Then, tensions rose as Nic (Emily VanCamp) continued her search for evidence to incriminate Lane (Melina Kanakaredes), while simultaneously tending to her sister, Jessie (guest star Julianna Guill), who was rushed into the ER.
As we mentioned earlier, the show is averaging more than 10M multi-platform viewers per episode, and improves its year-ago time period by +31% in the key Adults 18-49 demographic.