Inspired by the oldest public hospital in America, this unique medical drama follows the brilliant, charming Dr. Max Goodwin, the institution's newest medical director, who sets out to tear up the bureaucracy and provide exceptional care. How can he help? Well, the doctors and staff have heard this before. Not taking "no" for an answer, Dr. Goodwin must disrupt the status quo and prove he will stop at nothing to breathe new life into this understaffed, underfunded and underappreciated hospital.
Reynolds confronts a difficult episode from his past. Max distracts himself from chemotherapy by taking on the case of a frequent-flyer patient. Frome helps a young man suffering from severe delusions. Sharpe worries about Bloom's attempt to detox.
NBC likes what it has seen so far from New Amsterdam, today topping up its freshman order with nine additional episodes. That brings the medical drama's first-season total to 22 and makes it the fall's first new series to earn a full-season pickup.
The good news comes a day after the show's third episode, which again garnered solid viewership for the network in its 10:00pm time slot. In the early weeks of the 2018-2019 season, its ratings rank it as second-best of the new fall class, topped only by network-mate Manifest.
New Amsterdam stars Ryan Eggold in his first lead role in a TV series since playing Tom Keen on The Blacklist and its failed spin-off, The Blacklist: Redemption. Eggold stars as Max Goodwin, a brilliant doctor who is New Amsterdam Hospital's newest medical director. Wanting to disrupt the status quo, he sets out to bypass bureaucracy and focus on providing patients with exceptional care.