Is The Night Shift canceled? We’ve got some news for you today, and you are probably not going to like it.
Today, it was confirmed by NBC that the series is over after four creatively strong seasons. It was a very good run, but apparently the ratings this time around (a sizable drop from the third season) were too low for the show to stick around on the air. The timing here also isn’t a coincidence — Friday night is often when networks like to be the bearer of bad news, and of course in this instance they are doing that.
In a statement, here is what NBC entertainment president Jennifer Salke had to say in a statement:
“We want to thank our amazing creators and executive producers, Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah, for their dedication and stellar work; a cast and crew that were second to none; and the city of Albuquerque, N.M., which graciously opened its arms to us … For four seasons, The Night Shift gave audiences a window to heroic doctors, nurses and all-star medical workers who never hesitated to give their blood, sweat and time to help those most in need.”
You can also read some of what show creator Gabe Sachs had to say in a post on Twitter — one where he clearly takes advantage of the added characters added by the site.
This is really sad news; there’s no other way to say it. This is one of our favorite shows to cover at CarterMatt, we’ve had a chance to interview much of the cast and crew over the past two years, and this was a really fun Little Engine That Could over the summer. We were somewhat expecting bad news after the fourth season ended without any sort of big cliffhanger, but there was still that little sliver of hope in the back of our head that something — whether it be DVR ratings or positive feedback from fans — would be enough to get the show back.
We’ll have more on possible venues for the show coming up … provided that a push even exists to get the show a season 5. It’s really too early to tell about that.
What do you think about The Night Shift getting canceled?
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