We have the first official pilot-to-series order this upfront season. NBC, the first network to present its fall schedule on May 14, has picked up its medical drama New Amsterdam (fka Bellevue), which comes from sister studio Universal TV.
Inspired by Bellevue, the oldest public hospital in America, this unique medical drama follows the brilliant and charming Dr. Max Goodwin, the institution’s newest medical director who sets out to tear up the bureaucracy and provide exceptional care. How can he help? Well, the doctors and staff have heard this before. Not taking “no” for an answer, Dr. Goodwin must disrupt the status quo and prove he will stop at nothing to breathe new life into this understaffed, underfunded and underappreciated hospital — the only one in the world capable of treating Ebola patients, prisoners from Rikers and the President of the United States under one roof — and return it to the glory that put it on the map.
Will you give New Amsterdam a chance? Does it have seriable potential? Is it too procedural?