The Night Shift (TV series)

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This article is about the NBC series. For the General Hospital spinoff, see General Hospital: Night Shift. For other television series, see Night Shift (disambiguation).
The Night Shift
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Genre Medical drama
Created by Gabe Sachs
Jeff Judah
Composer(s) Fred Coury
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 18 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s) Gabe Sachs
Jeff Judah
Running time 43 minutes
Production company(s) Sachs-Judah Productions
Sony Pictures Television
Distributor Sony Pictures Television
Original channel NBC
Picture format 1080i (16:9 HDTV)
Original run May 27, 2014 (2014-05-27) – present
External links
Official website

The Night Shift is an American medical drama series that premiered on May 27, 2014, on NBC.[1][2] The series was created by Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah, and follows the lives of the staff who work the late night shift in the ER at San Antonio Medical Center.

On July 1, 2014, NBC renewed The Night Shift for a second season, which premiered Monday, February 23, 2015.[3][4]

Cast and Characters[edit]

  • Scott Wolf as Dr. Scott Clemmens
  • Marc Comstock as Dwayne (season 1), an MRI technician.
  • Esodie Geiger as Nurse Mollie Ramos, the Head of the Nurses in the emergency department.
  • Robert Hoffman as Thad Callahan, TC's deceased brother seen in flashbacks
  • Catharine Pilafas as Nurse Bardocz
  • Alma Sisneros as Nurse Diaz
  • Adam Rodriguez as Dr. Joseph "Joey" Chavez (season 2), a trauma surgeon.
  • Merle Dandridge as Gwen Gaskin (season 2), a paramedic and Jordan's best friend.
  • Luke Macfarlane as Rick Lincoln, Drew's partner


Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 8 May 27, 2014 (2014-05-27) July 15, 2014 (2014-07-15)
2 14 February 23, 2015 (2015-02-23) May 18, 2015 (2015-05-18)[5]



The series first appeared as part of NBC development slate in October 2011, however, decided to not go forward with a pilot order.[6] In August 2012, NBC decided to revisit the pilot script for the series, then known as The Last Stand.[7] On October 8, 2012, NBC placed a pilot order, with the new name After Hours.[8] The pilot was directed by Pierre Morel and written by Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah.

On April 18, 2013, NBC ordered four additional scripts under a third and final title, The Night Shift.[9] On May 10, 2013, NBC officially ordered The Night Shift to series.[10]


Casting announcements began in October 2012, with Eoin Macken first cast in the role of TC Callahan, a doctor who has recently returned from the Army, who constantly disagrees with his superiors and does things his own way.[11] Freddy Rodriguez was the next actor cast in the series, in the role of Michael Ragosa, the hospital's administrator who originally wanted to be a doctor.[12] Ken Leung and Jeananne Goossen were then added to the cast, with Leung cast in the role of Topher, an emergency room doctor who previously helped soldiers that were injured in battle. Goossen signed onto the role of Krista, a beautiful resident at the hospital.[13] In early November, Robert Bailey Jr. joined the series as Paul Cummings, a young, but squeamish resident at the hospital.[14] Jill Flint later signed onto the role of Jordan Alexander, the newly promoted Chief of the Night Shift, who once dated T.C.[15] Daniella Alonso was the last actor cast in the series. Alonso will play the role of Dr. Landry de la Cruz, the lone psychiatrist working the night shift.[16]


Production on season one of The Night Shift began in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in late August 2013, and ended filming in mid-November.[17] Production on season two was set to commence on November 10, 2014.[18]


Critical Reception[edit]

Brian Lowry of Variety said "The Night Shift is still an awfully weak blip creatively speaking".[19] David Hinckley of the New York Daily News gave the show three out of five stars.[20]

On review aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes, the show holds an overall 20% approval rating based on 20 reviews, with a rating average of 4.3 out of 10. The site's consensus is: "Calculated and cliche-ridden, The Night Shift is DOA."[21]

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted mean rating out of 0–100 reviews from critics, the series has a rating score of 45 based on 16 reviews as of June 30, 2014, indicating mixed or average reviews.[22]


Season Timeslot (ET) Episodes Premiered Ended TV Season Rank Viewers
(in millions)
Date Premiere
(in millions)
Date Finale
(in millions)
Tuesday 10:00 pm
May 27, 2014 (2014-05-27)
July 15, 2014 (2014-07-15)
6.05[24] 2013-14 #1[4] 8.50[25]
Monday 10:00 pm
February 23, 2015 (2015-02-23)
TBA 2014-15 TBA TBA


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  2. ^ "NBC Announces Fall Premiere Dates for New Season". The Futon Critic. June 21, 2013. Retrieved July 3, 2013. 
  3. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (July 1, 2014). "'The Night Shift' Renewed for Second Season by NBC". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved July 1, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Bibel, Sara (December 12, 2014). "NBC Announces Midseason Schedule: Premieres of 'Allegiance', 'A.D.', 'Odyssey', 'The Slap', & 'One Big Happy'; 'The Night Shift' Takes Over Monday 10PM Timeslot". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved December 12, 2014. 
  5. ^ "The Night Shift Listings". The Futon Critic. Retrieved March 8, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Development Update: Monday, October 3". The Futon Critic. October 3, 2011. Retrieved September 12, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Development Update: Friday, August 3". The Futon Critic. August 3, 2012. Retrieved September 12, 2013. 
  8. ^ O'Connell, Michael (October 8, 2012). "NBC Orders Medical Drama Pilot from '90210' Writers". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 12, 2013. 
  9. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (April 18, 2013). "NBC Orders Backup Scripts Of ‘After Hours’". Retrieved September 12, 2013. 
  10. ^ Abrams, Natalie (May 10, 2013). "NBC Orders James Spader Drama, Medical Series Night Shift and Mike O'Malley Comedy". TV Guide. Retrieved September 12, 2013. 
  11. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (October 26, 2012). "Eoin Macken To Star In NBC Pilot ‘After Hours’". Retrieved September 12, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Development Update: Friday, November 2". The Futon Critic. November 2, 2012. Retrieved September 12, 2013. 
  13. ^ Rawden, Jessica (November 6, 2012). "Lost's Ken Leung And Jeananne Goossen Join NBC's After Hours Pilot". Cinema Blend. Retrieved September 12, 2013. 
  14. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (November 8, 2012). "Pilots ‘Those Who Kill’ And ‘After Hours’ Add Regulars". Retrieved September 12, 2013. 
  15. ^ Roots, Kimberly (November 9, 2012). "Pilot Scoop: Royal Pains' Jill Flint Signs on to NBC Medical Drama After Hours". TVLine. Retrieved September 12, 2013. 
  16. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (July 24, 2013). "'Revolution's' Daniella Alonso Joins NBC's 'Night Shift' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 12, 2013. 
  17. ^ Gomez, Adrian (August 6, 2013). "NBC's 'Night Shift' to begin filming in ABQ". Albuquerque Journal. Retrieved September 12, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Adam Rodriguez Joins ‘The Night Shift’ As Recurring". October 30, 2014. Retrieved October 30, 2014. 
  19. ^ Lowry, Brian (May 26, 2014). "TV Review: 'The Night Shift'". Variety. Retrieved May 27, 2014. 
  20. ^ Hinckley, David (May 27, 2014). "'The Night Shift': Television review". Daily News (New York). Retrieved May 27, 2014. 
  21. ^ "The Night Shift:Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved June 30, 2014. 
  22. ^ "The Night Shift - Season 1". Metacritic. Retrieved June 30, 2014. 
  23. ^ Bibel, Sara (May 29, 2014). "Tuesday Final Ratings: No Adjustments to 'America's Got Talent' or 'The Night Shift'". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved May 30, 2014. 
  24. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (July 16, 2014). "Tuesday Final Ratings: 'Extreme Weight Loss' & 'Celebrity Wife Swap' Adkusted Up; 'The Night Shift' Adjusted Down + Final MLB All-Star Ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved July 16, 2014. 
  25. ^ Levin, Gary (September 3, 2014). "Summer 2014 Ratings". USA Today. Retrieved December 12, 2014. 
  26. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (February 24, 2015). "Monday Final Ratings: 'The Voice' & 'Gotham' Adjusted Up; 'Castle' Adjusted Down". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved February 24, 2015. 

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