While many of your favorite network shows may be over for the season, there are still some other great comes coming around the bend! That includes the third season of “The Night Shift” on NBC starting June 1, and we figured we’d do our part to help reintroduce you to the show now by sharing some details about the first two episodes. These two are going to be connected in many ways, and they should set a tone for what is going to be coming up afterwards.
Also, the synopses below make it clear that there are going to be some notable guest stars, with the legendary Jennifer Beals topping the list.
3×01, “The Times They Are A-Changing'” (June 1) – “In the first half of this two-part episode, the night shift crew is back for more action and the gang finds themselves immersed in a life-and-death rescue of a woman gravely injured in a car accident. While TC Callahan (Eoin Macken), Scott Clemmens (Scott Wolf) and Topher Zia (Ken Leung) deal with the situation at the hospital, Drew Alister (Brendan Fehr) is serving time overseas in Afghanistan and he, along with colleague Syd Jennings (recurring guest star Jennifer Beals, “Proof”), have to figure out a way around the cultural divide to treat a young Afghani woman. Jordan Alexander (Jill Flint) has recruited Shannon Rivera (Tanaya Beatty, “Lewis and Clark”) to the night shift team and the recent med school graduate is eager to prove herself, but her spunky, outspoken nature may not sit well with everyone, particularly Paul Cummings (Robert Bailey Jr.). TC’s sister-in-law, Annie (Sarah Jane Morris), returns and JR Lemon also stars as Nurse Kenny Fournette.”
3×02, “The Thing with Feathers” (June 8) – “In the second half of this two-part episode, TC (Eoin Macken) and Scott (Scott Wolf) work desperately to save a young boy and his mother who were injured in a car accident. With the boy’s life hanging in the balance, the team starts to realize there is more to the family dynamic than meets the eye. Meanwhile, Drew (Brendan Fehr) and Syd (Jennifer Beals), deployed overseas in Afghanistan, deal with the aftermath of shots fired in the OR.”
This season is going to have a chance to air through much of the summer, and hopefully it’ll replace the void left by the end of some other medical shows including “Code Black,” “Chicago Med,” and of course “Grey’s Anatomy.” In general, we do think that the summer is a much better spot for the series, and we’re happy that we are getting back to that rather than putting the show in a place where there is so much more competition, like we saw in season 2.
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