Pilot Scoop: Royal Pains' Jill Flint Signs on to NBC Medical Drama After Hours

Royal PainsJill Flint might’ve left the Hamptons, but she can’t seem to shake hospital life.

The actress has joined the cast of NBC’s medical drama pilot After Hours, TVLine has learned.

Flint will play Dr. Jordan Santos, newly promoted chief of the night shift and ex-girlfriend of TC (played by Irish actor Eoin Macken). The character is described as intelligent and take-charge — especially when it comes to keeping her roguish former flame in check.

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Army Wives‘ Brigid Branagh, Lost‘s Ken Leung, Six Feet Under‘s Freddy Rodriguez, Roswell‘s Brendan Fehr and Alcatraz‘s Jeananne Goossen have already been cast in the project, which follows a team of doctors and nurses working the graveyard shift in the ER at San Antonio Medical Center.

Flint’s Royal Pains character (also named Jill) left the USA dramedy last season to perform medical work in Africa but will appear in the series’ holiday special in December. Flint also recurs as FBI agent Lana Delaney on The Good Wife.

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26 Comments
  1. OH boy, I can hear the kvetching from Royal Pains “Jank” fans already. On your mark, get set…………. go!

  2. Jason says:

    What’s not to like about the potential for Jill Flint on a weekly basis?

  3. Michelle says:

    They had me at Eoin Macken. He was talking about motorbike training the other day on Twitter. Sir Gwaine on a motorcycle? Sign. Me. Up.

  4. This says:

    So that’s why Eoin Macken is leaving Merlin…

  5. Roger says:

    YES!! Great news, more Jill on tv again. Love her!

  6. Mark says:

    This show seems like a major misstep for NBC.

  7. Nancy says:

    Sadly NBC’s track record for tv shows is awful. I hope for her it works out but I sadly don’t see it. I rarely watch NBC anymore. They are the worst of the 3 networks. The majority of pilots don’t last past the first few episodes. And as someone posted elsewhere, how many doctor shows do we need? The networks have a bad habit of taking a tv genre too far. They did it with Law and order and NCIS. They think if one is good more must be better. And that is not always true.

  8. haych says:

    Does anyone know if a premiere date has been set for this?

  9. Nancy says:

    Most pilots don’t even make it to the tv screen and the ones that do don’t make it a second season if that.

  10. Nancy says:

    I hear you. I stopped watching them because except for one show I don’t like most of the crap they have on . They keep the crap and get rid of the good stuff.
    Also isn’t Santos a hispanic name? I always thought it was but Jill is not hispanic!

  11. roger says:

    It has casted a nice variety of ethnic actors, and that’s already a plus. If you don’t have anything nice to say about Jill, perhaps you shouldn’t watch this show?

  12. Nancy says:

    This is not about Jill! I have never met her but I like her on the shows I have seen her on so far. This is not about Jill! This is about the simple fact that this is ONLY a pilot as of now. It has not been filmed yet and the simple fact is that many pilots DON’T make it to air. And the ones that do? The majority of those get cancelled. Think about it. Of the pilots that DO air each season, how MANY get past season one? Not many! There are very few. This is not about Jill at all. I hope for her that it does get picked up as I think she is a good actress and i miss seeing her on Royal Pains every week. But the reality is that the chances of this how either 1. getting picked up or 2. lasting more then the first season are not good! And those are just the facts.
    And what does ethnicity have to do with a hill of beans here? It won’t matter if they have a nice diversity on the show. If the networks or the test audience don’t like it it won’t matter!

  13. Nancy says:

    Look at USA. They recently just cancelled THREE of their shows. Because the ratings are bad. The acting on a show won’t matter if the networks don’t like it. And NBC’s track record is horrible

  14. Brent says:

    Congrats! Jill Flint is a very cool actress. All the best, she’s from Brooklyn and rocks the house!

  15. reeny says:

    Brigid Brannaugh should have stayed with Army Wives thiis pilot may never even be seen

    • Nancy says:

      Maybe if it doesn’t make it Jill can go back to Royal Pains. She is a very talented actress. This new show just sounds rather lame. And it’s not the actors fault. Army Wives has gone down the drain. They got rid of most of the original cast.

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