We’ve been saying that New Amsterdam would be getting a full-season order at some point in the near future — heck, we even said it recently in video form! (We’ve got the latest edition of Ratings Watch below; be sure to subscribe for some other news via the CarterMatt YouTube Channel.)
Now, today NBC went ahead and made that news official. The Ryan Eggold medical series is the first fall show to officially get that back nine order, which means that it will run for a full 22-episode season at the network. This is prompted by very-solid ratings to date, as executives are clearly liking what they are seeing here in terms of live ratings and then also some of the viewership after the fact. Medical dramas have the potential to run easily for 22 episodes a season, and with New Amsterdam following up This Is Us it will probably continue to perform well for at least the immediate future.
As we start to now look towards some other shows that are on the air likely to get more episodes, it feels fairly clear that both Manifest and The Cool Kids are going to get larger pick-ups sooner rather than later. We feel reasonably confident, as well, about The CW’s All American, even though it hasn’t premiered yet and viewership matters more than anything else. FBI is a little bit on the bubble, and that’s something that we could find out a little bit more news about coming up in due time.
Given that This Is Us isn’t going to air for 22 episodes, there will be some installments of New Amsterdam that don’t end up getting the full strength of that lead-in. That’s something that will come about as a really good test for this show, and we’re interested to see precisely how it takes that on.
What do you think about New Amsterdam getting a full-season order over at NBC? What do you think this means for the future of the show? Be sure to share right now in the comments! (Photo: NBC.)