Medical summer drama The Night Shift will not move on to a fifth season, Deadline reports. The decision to end the show after four seasons was made this Friday evening.
NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke stated, We want to thank our amazing creators and executive producers, Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah, for their dedication and stellar work; a cast and crew that were second to none; and the city of Albuquerque, N.M., which graciously opened its arms to us. For four seasons, The Night Shift gave audiences a window to heroic doctors, nurses and all-star medical workers who never hesitated to give their blood, sweat, and time to help those most in need.”
The low-profile series started in summer 2014 exceeding expectations with ratings but soon decreased in later seasons, which averaged over 5 million viewers and a 1.0 rating among adults 18-49 in its last season according to Entertainment Weekly.
The series followed the medical staff at the San Antonio Memorial Hospital and was produced by Sony Pictures TV. Eoin Macken (Dr. TC Callahan) and Jill Flint (Dr. Jordan Alexander) headlined the cast as ER doctors working the late night shift alongside other cast members Brendan Fehr (Dr. Drew Alister), Scott Wolf (Dr. Scott Clemmens), JR Lemon (ER nurse Kenny Fournette), Robert Bailey Jr. (Dr. Paul Cummings), and Tanaya Beatty (Dr. Shannon Rivera).
Brendan Fehr appeared to be the only cast member who reacted to the news on Twitter with tweeting, “We all knew it wouldn’t last for ever but damn, did we have fun while it did. Love you all.#NightShift
Time of death: Friday the 13th.”
Even though The Night Shift will not return, medical drama fans can still look forward to medical drama Chicago Med, which is set to return with its third season next month on NBC.