More Season 2 episodes, stat! Fox has handed a full-season pickup to The Resident, just three episodes into the medical drama’s sophomore season, TVLine has learned.
The news brings The Resident‘s Season 2 episode count to a full 22. The Matt Czuchry-led drama returned for its second season last month, albeit with a full slate of casting changes: Season 1 cast members Moran Atias (PR chief Renata Morali), Merrin Dungey (ex-CEO Claire Thorpe) and Melina Kanakaredes (incarcerated oncologist Lane Hunter) did not return for Season 2, and Jenna Dewan joined the series in Episode 2 as medical device sales rep Julian Booth.
The Resident debuted in January as a midseason replacement, wrapping up its 14-episode freshman season in May. Fox renewed it that same month for Season 2, which currently airs Mondays at 8/7c.
“Amy Holden Jones, Todd Harthan and the amazing team behind The Resident have brilliantly offered viewers the ability to see the medical industry through a different lens,” said Michael Thorn, president of entertainment at Fox. “We can’t wait to watch the exceptional cast as they continue to roam the halls of Chastain Memorial Hospital.”
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Czuchry stars as arrogant doc Conrad Hawkins, a senior resident internist at Chastain Memorial Hospital. The supporting cast includes Emily VanCamp (as nurse Nic), Manish Dayal (as first-year resident Devon), Shaunette Renée Wilson (as surgical resident Mina) and Bruce Greenwood (as chief of surgery Randolph Bell).
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