ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — There will be plenty more scrubbing in for the cast of “The Night Shift.”
On Thursday, NBC renewed the series for a third season.
The medical drama that follows the emergency medical team – some of whom served in Afghanistan – working the night shift at San Antonio Memorial Hospital.
Though the series takes place in Texas, production is housed at Albuquerque Studios, where the set has been built across two stages. It is co-produced by Stewart Lyons, who recently reached producing his 100th episode in New Mexico.
“The Night Shift” premiered last summer for an eight-episode run with 7.6 million viewers, giving NBC a solid hit. The eight-show run averaged 6.59 million viewers with a 1.4 rating in the key 18-49 demographic. It premiered strongly in season two and has carried an average of 5.3 million viewers for the current season. There are two more episodes left which will air on May 11 and May 18.
More than 100 extras and crew members are on set to help film each episode.
According to the New Mexico Film Office, a show of this caliber brings in a direct spend of $1 million to the local economy per episode, with each episode taking about eight days to shoot.
Freddy Rodriguez tweeted, “SEASON 3 of
#TheNightShift is a go!! A special thanks to all of the fans for making the show a hit!”