Night Shift Cancelled Renewed

The Night Shift Season 3 Finale Recap: Whose Life Did Not Just Go Boom?!

The Night Shift‘s Jill Flint warned us of a Season 3 finale that would be “cliffhanger-y for each and every single character” — and her diagnosis was pretty spot on.

In fact, the NBC drama served up the kind of season ender that will have fans screaming should it not score a Season 4 pick-up, stat.

Here’s what went down:

Out amid the wildfire, Jordan and Scott did some emergency surgery on the lady firefighter, lest she lose her leg. Along the way, Jordan learned that Mac, the firefighter who was with them, 1) had a crush on his colleague and 2) had about two months to live, due to a stage-IV GBM (glioblastoma multiforme). As such, on their way out, Mac put his life on the line to ensure the others’ safety. After the smoke proverbially cleared, Jordan gave Scott the bad news, that it was Annie who stole the drugs from the hospital. And at hour’s end, Scott confronted Annie and ordered/escorted her to rehab.

Meanwhile at the Turkey-Syria border, TC got himself arrested by the border guards and hammered out a deal: the wayward Cipro shipment in trade for Syd fixing the hip dysplasia of one guard’s young son. Thing is, Syd had been getting her ass kicked by typhus symptoms, so she fainted midway through the surgery. TC got her well enough to talk him through the rest of the procedure, for which the appreciative border guard turned over the Cipro stash. Later, TC and Syd were set to go their separate ways — her, back home to her daughter, while he had his eye on an even dicier war zone — when incoming missiles blew their camp up, leaving both of them bloodied and unconscious.

Back home, Dr. Julian Cummings arrived to have his bean counters kick San Antonio Memorial’s tires before he forked over $50 million for the place. In the meantime, he and Paul immediately clashed over patient treatment, with Dad making a financially stingy but dangerous call. Afterward, Paul — with nudging from Topher — had a heart to heart with his dad about their relationship. Impressed by Paul’s confidence, Julian offered his son a plum surgical consultant gig, just as the deal to buy SAM went through. Alas, Topher’s “concierge medicine for the poor” management style doesn’t fit Julian’s vision, so he got the hook. When Paul realized this, he told his dad, “If Topher goes, I go” — and Paul in fact did resign. As did almost everyone else from their ER shift… save for Shannon, who can’t afford to move back home. But Paul totally understands her position. Why? Because “I love you,” he shares — a sentiment that she in turn echoed.

Meanwhile, Drew and Rick dealt with a custody scare after Brianna’s father showed up to lay claim to the daughter he allegedly didn’t know existed. And yet a bit of dirt-digging revealed that this homophobic ex-con did in fact know about Brianna and waived his rights years ago. He was just making trouble to (unsuccessfully) extort a payday from the guys. In the end, Drew and Rick took Brianna home — after a stop for ice cream, that is.

So, TC and/or Syd may be dead. Pretty much the entire ER staff has no home. And with no loan from disowned-by-his-dad Paul, Kenny is about to get his butt kicked by the grunts he owes money to.

Do you think NBC will/should renew The Night Shift again? Averaging 5 million viewers and a 1.0 demo rating in Live+Same Day numbers, it outperformed CBS and Fox’s top summer dramas — Zoo and Wayward Pines — this year.

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  1. Joely says:

    Was a great season. But too short. Can’t wait til next season.

  2. K Thack says:

    Please don’t cancel The Night Shift. I love this show

  3. Terry Propst says:

    It is BETTER than watching a show like “big brother “

  4. Bonnie says:

    I love this show please don’t cancel!

  5. Rj says:

    One of the better shows on this summer . Hope NBC renew next season

  6. Andrea says:

    Yup, renew The Night Shift. With Royal Pains gone, I need at least one low-maintenance summer show. This is it.

  7. This is an awesome show. I hope you do not cancel it.

  8. Kelli says:

    I love this show ans look forward to it every summer!!!!

  9. Diana says:

    I am getting sick of all of the good shows being cancelled and more garbage reality shows being put on this is one of the best shows on right now

  10. Christy says:

    Such a good finale! At least Drew and Scott got Brianna and one group is happy.
    Now I’m just praying for renewal so we get to resolve all though open ends. Please NBC. It’s the perfect summer show!

    • Cathy Fazekas says:

      I was so terrified last night when they pulled out with Brianna that her real dad was going to kill the dads and kidnap her. I’m soooooo happy that they got her. That was one definitely good thing at the end. They left us with sooo many cliff hangers, they need to bring it back. Loved this summer show.

  11. stevenwei16 says:

    Please don’t cancel the show!! I love it!!! Can’t wait until next season, please!!

  12. Tina Peffer says:

    Love this show. They need a rich benefactor so they can practice medicine the way it was meant to be practiced; for the good of the people they serve and not for profit. What a great and groundbreaking show that would be.

  13. Leah says:

    Please renew!!! We need season 4! So many questions unanswered!

  14. Shirley says:

    This is the best show on tv, please bring it back for another season

  15. K ribertson says:

    Bring back Night Shift as a summer series. With so many reruns this is an awesome show to fill in.

  16. Kathy says:

    Night shift is such a good show. Really much better than Chicago Med

  17. Katherine says:

    It’s a great show Lots of intertwining storylines Bring it back It’s current for today SO SO sick of the increase in REALITY shows which never seem to go anywhere & are brain boring Watch TV for entertainment not more of all the “real” stuff we HAVE to live with every day Thanks!

  18. Gomes says:

    Night shift is the best summer show. Renew it. This is a no brainer. With all the reality show garbage out there. This is a refreshing change.

  19. Ncsandy77 says:

    Please don’t cancel… love the characters and need to see what happens next!

  20. S.M. Kowalewski says:

    This show is so intoxicating. Hitting up hulu for my next fix…

  21. Anita Medley says:

    Absolutely love Night Shift. Please don’t cancel it.


  22. Michelle Kemp says:

    Please don’t cancel this show!!

  23. Rheinmeister says:

    Apart from Mistresses, Suits and The Night Shift there is nothing else on during the summer worth watching. I think the show was a lot better than previous seasons – less corny dialogue. Hope they bring it back even to allow me to watch Bailey….I mean Scott Wolf and his cuteness.

  24. Michael says:

    Like the Night Shift. Interesting characters. They don’t solve everything: patients die; there are problems. I assume if there is another season Brianna’s birth Dad will make trouble. They handled TC’s girlfriend well. Not over the top and reasonably. Hope for another season. Worth watching more than virtually all of the summer shows.

  25. Judy blake says:

    I hope it gets renewed. It is a great show!

  26. Judie snodgrass says:

    This show must be renewed! The season finale was one of the best finally as Les ever. We want more of these hard working and caring medical people for years to come. I can’t wait for next season… Have watched since the beginning and am not ready to stop watching!

  27. Keep night shift its a good show. So many good shows like Nashville and castle have been cancelled and for what?

  28. Becky says:

    Love this show, one of the few I watch regularly

  29. Becky says:

    I love this show, one of the few I watch regularly

  30. Linda says:

    Please renew!

  31. John Wilson says:

    This show need to be renewed there are so few good shows on TV that this one need to come back

  32. Pamela Braid says:

    Love to have Night,Shift return. It is a show whole family can watch. We look forward to watch every week.

  33. Judie snodgrass says:

    Hey, big brother is purely for entertainment. You can not compare the Night Shift with big brother. They are two entirely different genres. It doesn’t hurt to have a variety of shows for everyone’s interests. Sometimes just a plain old brain numbing hour, helps to balance the seriousness of life and TV drama. That being said I love Night Shift ( and Big Brother!)

  34. Nicholas says:

    One of the best shows ever really hope you don’t cancel it i can’t wait to see a season 4

  35. Kayle says:

    Please do not cancel this show. My husband and I just love this show. Can’t wait til the next season premiere.

  36. Mary kyle says:

    The best medical show that highlights people, both patients and medical staff. I even get the sports fanatic husband to watch it. We want another season!

  37. Lynda Barela says:

    I hope Night Shift is renewed for season4

  38. Sharon E Berry says:

    Please DON’T cancel this show. My daughter and I watch it evety week. Get rid of crappy reality shows and leave the good stuff alone.

  39. Phyllis Dober says:

    Great show. Please don’t cancel!

  40. amber mearon says:

    We are hoping The Night Shift will renew for a 4rth season! We love the show! It’s a great show and we cant wait to see it every week! PLEASE BRING IT BACK!!

  41. amber mearon says:

    We love The Night Shift! We cant wait to see it every week! Please bring it back!!

  42. Cynthia Rice says:

    Please renew this program I love it!!!

  43. Pamela Meyers says:

    One of the best shows please bring it back.

  44. Jaca says:

    Good actors, great show. please do not cancel

  45. Pamela Henderson says:

    Do not cancel this program can’t wait for next season. Love,love,love this show…..

  46. CHRIS says:

    This has and is a great Summer series. Hope it is renewed for a fourth season. This is one of the few network shows I watch during its season. Real content!

  47. chris says:

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE NBC, renew this great show….I love TC and Drew, and all the others too….what a cliffhanger tonight…I sure hope TC is not dead….renew renew renew…..

  48. John E says:

    This is an awesome show. Please renew. I love this show. My whole family doesl

  49. Lucy Galindo says:

    Big time cliffhanger, defenetly need to know what happens to everyone next season

  50. Cam says:

    Don’t cancel. House had the same problem, but they made it through a tough time; nightshift can too!!

    DO NOT CANCEL or there will be ano uprising!!