The “New Amsterdam” cast is scrubbing out. The series, which is currently airing its 22-episode fourth season, will end after Season 5, Variety confirms. The fifth season will be shortened to 13 episodes.
The medical drama from creator David Schulner, executive producer Peter Horton and Universal Television landed a whopping three-season renewal in 2020.
TVLine has confirmed that the NBC medical drama’s upcoming fifth season will be its last.
New Amsterdam — which stars Ryan Eggold as Dr. Max Goodwin — is currently in its fourth season. Per Deadline, which first broke the news, Season 5 will consist of 13 episodes — the series’ shortest season to date.
Season-to-date, New Amsterdam is averaging 6.2 million total viewers and a 0.7 demo rating (with Live+7 DVR playback factored in) — down 11 and 30 percent from its Season 3 averages. Among the 11 dramas NBC has aired this TV season, it ranks eighth in audience and ninth in the demo.
“The story of Max Goodwin, and his never-ending commitment to patients at New Amsterdam, has been inspiring,” said Lisa Katz, President, Scripted Programming, NBCUniversal Television & Streaming, in a statement. “We’re so grateful to [EPs] David Schulner, Peter Horton, and our cast and crew for their incredible dedication, talent and collaboration.”
Added Universal Television president Erin Underhill: “When I first read the pilot script for New Amsterdam, I knew we had a winner. We cheered Max’s disruption of the status quo and applauded when he asked his patients the simple yet profound question, ‘How can I help?’ Over the last four seasons, David, Peter and our incredible cast have tackled important and thought-provoking stories that have touched on the human condition, but also made us laugh and imbued hope. We’re so proud of this series and are indebted to everyone involved in bringing New Amsterdam to life.”
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