NBC has picked up The Night Shift for a fourth season. The medical drama has been a solid summer performer, averaging a 1.4 rating in adults 18-49 and 6.8 million viewers overall in Live+Same Day in Season 3, making it the No. 1 summer drama on the Big 4 networks this year.
NBC does not specify but The Night Shift will likely continue as summer fare. The drama started in summer 2014, exceeding expectation and earning a second-season renewal. Its second season, which aired in midseason 2015, was less successful, but the show did OK in its return to summer this year.
The renewal for The Night Shift, from Sony Pictures TV, comes on the heels of NBC opting not to go with the Cruel Intentions sequel series, also from Sony TV, for next summer.
“Week after week The Night Shift tells incredibly engaging and emotional stories that draw us into a unique world,” said NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke.
The cast of The Night Shift includes Eoin Macken, Jill Flint, Brendan Fehr, Robert Bailey Jr., JR Lemon, Tanaya Beatty and Scott Wolf. Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah serve as executive producers and writers.