There is good news for fans of the Matt Czuchry starring ensemble drama about a hospital with more than its share of problems.
The Resident Season 2 is on its way!
With the many changes that could be afloat given the impending Disney merger, that's a significant boost of confidence for the series that was critically panned, but currently number three on the Fox schedule after only 9-1-1 and Empire.
The Resident is produced by 20th Century Fox Television. The series’ executive producers include Todd Harthan, Amy Holden Jones, Rob Corn (“Grey’s Anatomy”), Antoine Fuqua, David Boorstein, Oly Obst, and Phillip Noyce, who also directed the pilot.
The series stars Matt Czuchry Bruce Greenwood, Manish Dayal, Emily VanCamp, Moran Atias, Merrin Dungey, Shaunette Renée Wilson, and Melina Kanakaredes.
“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.”
Empire has also received a renewal for another season as has long-running The Simpsons. With Thursdays going to NFL Football in the fall, that leaves less room for pickups and further renewals that include the following bubble series:
Bob's Burgers, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Exorcist, Family Guy, Gotham, Last Man on Earth, Lethal Weapon, The Mick, Star, Ghosted and LA to Vegas.
Among contention for the roster next season is the possible pickup of formerly canceled ABC series Last Man Standing starring Tim Allen. Given the casting that has yet to gel if it were confirmed, I'd imagine it would be after football season before a return.
On The Resident Season 1 Episode 13, airing tonight, Conrad (Czuchry) and Devon (Dayal) race against the clock to save the life of a woman who is deteriorating fast from undetermined symptoms.
Meanwhile, Bell (Greenwood) must remain calm when Austin (guest star Malcolm-Jamal Warner) impulsively pulls him into a procedure.
Then, tensions rise as Nic (VanCamp) continues her search for evidence to incriminate Lane (Kanakaredes), but must simultaneously tend to her sister, Jessie (guest star Julianna Guill), who is rushed into the ER.
Give this great series a try when you watch The Resident online. What do you think of the amazing news?
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