Night Shift on NBC has been renewed for another season after fairly strong ratings in season 1.
The series premiered to 7.8 million viewers–a 16-week high for its 10 p.m. Tuesday time slot.
The ratings did the regular slide, but not by much, as episodes have been drawing about 6 million viewers still.
It’s good news for the series, which was originally slated to start airing midseason.
The series comes from Sony Pictures Television, which also successfully moved Community to Yahoo Screen and has the hit NBC show The Blacklist.
Season 2 will have 14 episodes.
It’s unclear when season 2 will be renewed.
The series stars Eoin Macken, Ken Leung, Brendan Fehr, Jill Flint, Robert Bailey Jr., Jeananne Goossen, JR Lemon, Daniella Alonso and Freddy Rodriguez. “The Night Shift” is produced by Sony Pictures Television Inc. Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah (“Freaks and Geeks,” “Diary of a Wimpy Kid”) serve as executive producers and writers. Pierre Morel (“Taken”) was executive producer and director on the pilot episode.
The show focuses on employees at San Antonio Memorial
“The men and women who work the night shift are an irreverent and special breed, particularly adrenaline junkie TC Callahan (Eoin Macken, “Merlin”),” NBC says. “After three grueling tours of duty in Afghanistan, TC is about to learn that his toughest battles will be fought right here at home.”