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Fox has given a positive prognosis to The Resident, picking up an additional nine episodes of the hospital drama.
The order will give the show a full 22-episode second season. It premiered in January and, as is customary for midseason shows, got a 13-episode order when it was renewed for 2018-19.
The full-season pickup for The Resident on Wednesday came minutes after NBC ordered more episodes of another medical drama, New Amsterdam.
“[Executive producers] 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,” said Fox Entertainment president Michael Thorn in a statement. “We can’t wait to watch the exceptional cast as they continue to roam the halls of Chastain Memorial Hospital.”
The Resident has put up consistent ratings in its first three weeks, averaging a 1.0 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic and 4.89 million viewers in live-plus-same-day numbers. That’s a little ahead of the 0.9 rating and 4.23 million viewers the show averaged on Mondays last season and on par with its 2017-18 averages, even when the inflated premiere that aired after the NFC Championship is included.
After a week of delayed viewing, the Sept. 24 season premiere grew to 1.7 in adults 18-49 (a 55 percent boost) and 7.44 million viewers (up 59 percent). Fox said the premiere had 8.9 million viewers across all platforms.
Harthan and Jones executive produce the 20th Century Fox TV series along with Rob Corn, Antoine Fuqua, David Boorstein, Oly Obst and Philip Noyce. The cast includes Matt Czuchry, Bruce Greenwood, Manish Dayal, Emily VanCamp, Shaunette Renee Wilson, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Jane Leeves and Glenn Morshower.
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