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Fox is adding another drama to its 2017-18 broadcast offerings.
The network has handed out a series order to medical drama The Resident.
The drama centers on a tough, brilliant senior resident who guides an idealistic young doctor (Manish Dayal) through his first day, pulling back the curtain on what really happens, both good and bad, in modern-day medicine.
The series boasts two marketable stars in Emily VanCamp (Revenge) and Matt Czuchry (The Good Wife, Gilmore Girls) and is produced by Amy Holden Jones (Mystic Pizza) who co-wrote the script alongside Hayley Schore and Roshan Sethi. Like all its other series pickups so far this season, The Resident is produced in-house by 20th Century Fox Television. Exec producers also include Sethi as well as 3 Arts’ Oly Obst, Antoine Fuqua, via his Fuqua Films banner, and David Boorstein, as well as Phillip Noyce, who directed the pilot. Dayal, Bruce Greenwood and Shaunette Wilson fill out the cast.
For Fox, The Resident marks the network’s latest drama pickup for next season and joins The X-Files revival and Seth MacFarlane live-action dramedy Orville. The decision to pickup The Resident to series comes after Fox canceled medical/legal procedural Rosewood after two seasons.
All told, this is Fox’s sixth new series for the 2017-18 broadcast season — all of them produced in-house at 20th TV.
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