Ranking TV’s Returning Medical Dramas: ‘Grey’s,’ ‘New Amsterdam’ & More (PHOTOS)
If you’re a fan of dramas that follow both the patients in a hospital and the personal lives of the doctors treating them, you’re in luck. There may not be as many medical dramas as procedurals on TV right now, but you still have a handful to choose from in the lineup.
In the 2018-2019 season, NBC, Fox, and ABC each aired at least one medical drama, and only one (New Amsterdam) was in its first season. The Good Doctor and The Resident both returned for sophomore runs, while Chicago Med aired its fourth season. And ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy became the longest-running primetime medical drama, passing ER.
All five are returning for the 2019-2020 season, but which medical drama is most likely to keep coming back? And which shows’ futures could be in question? Click through the gallery above for our ranking for the least to most solid medical dramas in the game, based on the shows’ staying power and how they’re doing in the key demo (adults 18-49) in same-day ratings.