New AmsterdamLatest News and Opinion
Posted Tuesday 11/06/18 at 4:37PM EST
Sendhil Ramamurthy joins New Amsterdam
The Heroes, Covert Affairs and Reverie alum will recur on the NBC freshman medical drama as a new doctor. Ramamurthy happens to also be the son and brother of doctors.
Posted Wednesday 10/10/18 at 1:29PM EDT
NBC picks up New Amsterdam for a full season
An additional nine episodes of the Ryan Eggold-led medical drama has been ordered, bringing the Season 1 total to 22 episodes. New Amsterdam has averaged 7.6 million viewers in its three airings.
Posted Wednesday 10/03/18 at 12:45PM EDT
CBS' FBI and NBC's New Amsterdam retain most of their series premiere audiences in Week 2
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
This Is Us remained Tuesday's top scripted show, while New Amsterdam was third overall. FBI lost only 8% of its Week 1 viewership.
Posted Wednesday 9/26/18 at 2:44PM EDT
FBI and New Amsterdam have solid debuts
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
This Is Us was No. 1 on Tuesday night despite premiering to lower ratings than last year. FBI on CBS delivered about the same numbers as Bull's premiere's last year, while New Amsterdam premiered to NBC's best demo number in its timeslot in two years.
Posted Wednesday 9/26/18 at 3:43AM EDT
NBC's New Amsterdam is a very dumb, medicine-flavored fantasy
Ryan Eggold's Dr. Max Goodwin's surgeon role on the medical drama has become cliché -- "a Bad Boy Outsider who comes to Shake Things Up, questioning the conventional wisdom and breaking all the rules in order to do the right thing," says Kathryn VanArendonk. She adds that while the show attempts to tackle problems in healthcare, "New Amsterdam couldn’t be any less interested in the complexity, magnitude, details, history, or causes of those problems, nor does it waste time with the real mechanisms for their solutions. No, this show is about big sweeping gestures. Why fire three bad cardiac surgeons when you could fire them all? Why reduce wait times when you can eliminate the whole room? This is not really a medical drama. In the dystopian landscape we currently call medical care, it is a medicine-flavored fantasy." VanArendonk says she gets why "this kind of fantasy is appealing, but I prefer when it doesn’t masquerade as a heart-warming insight. And if we must have a fantasy where one good-hearted white dude shows up and saves us all, it could at least be better written."
- It's hard to take Ryan Eggold's doctor character seriously because he's such a hilarious version of TV’s long beloved “doctor who doesn’t play by the rules” archetype
- New Amsterdam was inspired by a doctor's memoir, but it feels like it was creatively crowdsourced to appeal to everybody
- New Amsterdam is achingly predictable, sickly sweet and emotionally manipulative
- It's heartfelt, well-meaning and dull with tearful bedside scenes and Bon Iver montages
- New Amsterdam producers wanted to make a medical drama rooted in "hopefulness"
Posted Monday 9/24/18 at 9:40PM EDT
Three new network shows are vying to capture This Is Us' weep-worthy success
Source: The Daily Beast
ABC's A Million Little Things and NBC's Manifest and New Amsterdam are all blatantly ripping a page from the This Is Us tear-jerker playbook. "There is a fine line between emotional storytelling and trauma porn, and, at least in their first episodes, these three dramas wobble precariously as they negotiate that line," says Kevin Fallon. "This Is Us works because of how purposeful and methodically it uses story to manipulate emotion, because of the audience’s desire to be coerced into that emotion, and, most importantly, because of how fully realized the characters are, so that each twist and tragic moment rings of a familiar truth. Any dismissal of This Is Us as a pandering tearjerker ignores the fact that this is something very hard to pull off, let alone do as well as the series manages. It’s so hard to do that even This Is Us’ creator, Dan Fogelman, recently failed in spectacular fashion in attempting to recreate its formula and magic. (Film critics agree: Steer very clear of Life Itself.)"
Posted Thursday 6/28/18 at 1:18PM EDT
Samira Wiley and Ryan Eggold will announce the Emmy nominations
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The Handmaid's Tale Emmy nominee and the New Amsterdam star will unveil the nominations at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 12.
Posted Wednesday 5/30/18 at 1:00AM EDT
Here are the most-watched and least-watched upfront trailers
NBC's Manifest and New Amsterdam trailers have had 6.5 million and just over 5 million views respectively on YouTube. On the flip side, CBS' The Neighborhood, FBI and God Friended Me have had just under 60,000 YouTube views.
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Posted Sunday 5/13/18 at 2:39PM EDT
NBC boss on Brooklyn Nine-Nine: "It was great to know the fans were outraged, but we were too"
Source: Entertainment Weekly
“Brooklyn is a show our company produces for Fox, so it’s a show that’s very close to us,” NBC entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt said of rescuing Brooklyn Nine-Nine during a conference call this morning, according to EW. “I’ve been saying to certain people in the press that if we knew Andy Samberg was going to be cast in that show, we never would have sold it to Fox. We’ve been watching it closely ever since. … We jumped on it really quickly and are thrilled to have it and think it fits into our brand of comedy in many ways better than it fit into Fox’s brand of comedy. It feels like it goes along shows like A.P. Bio, Will & Grace, Superstore, and The Good Place. … It’s also one of the few comedies in recent years that does a robust international number, and it has a syndication upside, which a lot of shows don’t have anymore.” Greenblatt added that he loved that the fans were so vocal. "We were right there with them," he said. "We love when fans yell and scream on Twitter, but we hope that transfers and they watch the show.”
- NBC unveils its fall schedule: All three Chicago shows will air on Wednesdays, Law & Order: SVU moves to Thursdays
- Watch trailers for new NBC fall shows Manifest, New Amsterdam and I Feel Bad
- The Blacklist renewed for Season 6
- Brooklyn Nine-Nine and The Blacklist will return in 2019
- Midnight, Texas and World of Dance are moving from summer to in-season
- NBC will wait to decide the fates of Timeless and Champions: "I’m nervous. Could go either way," tweets Timeless co-creator Eric Kripke
- Greenblatt cited an "embarrassment of riches" and lack of fit for rejecting Bad Boys spinoff L.A.'s Finest pilot
- NBC is done "treading water while The Voice is off," Greenblatt says of America's Got Talent winter edition
- Greenblatt mum on rumored The Office revival
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Posted Thursday 5/10/18 at 9:39PM EDT
Have we reached "Peak MD"? Broadcast TV could have as many as six medical dramas next season
NBC's Ryan Eggold-led drama New Amsterdam joins a crowded network medical drama field consisting of The Resident, Grey's Anatomy, The Good Doctor, Chicago Med and -- should it be renewed -- Code Black. "So why did the network feel the need to order up 10 cc’s of another medical drama STAT?" says Jennifer Maas of the New Amsterdam pickup. "Well, that’s a good question, as the Nielsen numbers for this genre are all over the place, meaning it could either become a hit, provide the network with steady mid-range ratings, or tread water each week."
Posted Friday 5/04/18 at 10:26PM EDT
NBC picks up Ryan Eggold medical drama New Amsterdam
Previously known as Bellevue, New Amsterdam stars The Blacklist and 90210 alum as the medical director of an aging and understaffed hospital.