‘The Night Shift’ Ends. Cancelled By NBC.
Friday the 13th was a particularly unlucky day for one US medical drama. ‘The Night Shift‘ has ended for the staff at San Antonio Memorial Hospital as NBC announced that the recently aired Season 4 would be it’s last.
Created by Gabe Sachs & Jeff Judah (‘Diary Of A Wimpy Kid’, ‘Freaks & Geeks’), the show followed the medical staff at San Antonio Memorial Hospital emergency room as the risks they take to save lives straddle the line between heroic and impulsive, but always for the greater good.
Whilst the show did do better than expected when it was first aired in 2014, the numbers had dropped from its season 3 average when season 4 aired this Summer.
“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,” commented Jennifer Salke, President of NBC Entertainment. “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.”
Co-creator Gabe Sachs posted the following tweet after the news broke:
— Gabe Sachs (@Gabestuff) October 14, 2017
Brendan Fehr, who played Dr. Andrew “Drew” Alister on the series added:
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. ?
— Brendan Fehr (@unrealfehr) October 14, 2017
The first 3 seasons of ‘The Night Shift‘ aired on Sony in the UK, before moving to Netflix for the 4th, and now final, season.