NBC has ordered nine more episodes of its new medical drama “New Amsterdam,” bringing the full-season order to 22 episodes, the network announced on Wednesday.
“It’s thrilling to come out of the gate this season with a series that has resonated so well with audiences. The show hits the sweet spot of the NBC brand – positivity, emotion and incredible storytelling,” said Lisa Katz and Tracey Pakosta, co-presidents, Scripted Programming, NBC Entertainment. “A huge thank you to our fantastic cast, executive producers, Universal Television and everyone who has worked so hard in getting the show off to such a terrific start.”
The series airs after “This Is Us,” and premiered to healthy ratings.
The medical drama, inspired by Dr. Eric Manheimer’s memoir, “Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital,” and his 15 years as medical director at the hospital, stars Ryan Eggold, Freema Agyeman, Janet Montgomery, Jocko Sims, Anupam Kher and Tyler Labine.
“New Amsterdam” is written and executive produced by David Schulner. Kate Dennis directs and executive produced the pilot. Peter Horton also executive produces. Dr. Eric Manheimer produces. It is produced by Universal Television, Pico Creek Productions and Mount Moriah.
“New Amsterdam” airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. on NBC.