Freshman medical drama “New Amsterdam” has been picked up for a full season at NBC after airing just three episodes.
The broadcaster has ordered an additional 9 episodes of the series, bringing its Season 1 episode count to 22. It is the first freshman show this season to receive a full season pick up. It stars Ryan Eggold, Freema Agyeman, Janet Montgomery, Jocko Sims, Anupam Kher and Tyler Labine.
The show is inspired by Dr. Eric Manheimer’s memoir, “Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital,” and his 15 years as medical director at the hospital. Eggold stars as Dr. Max Goodwin, the newest medical director at one of America’s oldest hospitals who sets out to tear up the bureaucracy and provide exceptional care.