New US medical drama The Resident has been renewed for a second season.
Set in the fictional Chastain Park Memorial Hospital, it stars Matt Czuchry, Emily VanCamp, Manish Dayal and Bruce Greenwood, and with executive producers including Todd Harthan, Amy Holden Jones and Aussie Phillip Noyce.
The series is averaging 4.6 million US viewers, but climbs to more than 10 million with multi-platform factored in.
“Amy, Todd and all the producers on The Resident set out to create a medical show that viewers haven’t seen before — to peel back the curtain and reveal the truth of what happens, both good and bad, behind the scenes at hospitals across the country. Clearly, they’ve succeeded,” said Michael Thorn, president of entertainment at FOX Broadcasting Company. “Matt, Emily, Bruce, Manish, Shaunette and the show’s entire cast have turned in consistently heartfelt performances, and we are so excited to go back to Chastain Memorial for another tremendous season.”
Season 1 is currently screening in Australia on Seven.