The Night Shift Season 4 renewal has yet to be confirmed by NBC, but the medical drama will end its current third season on a cliffhanger anyway, actress Jill Flint informs TVLine:
You should be worried about all of us. The way they leave it is cliffhanger-y for each and every single character. You have no idea what’s going to happen next.
Will The Night Shift be cancelled on a cliffhanger, or use it to springboard into Season 4? Stay tuned as the NBC renewal gods make their decision…
JoAnn WV says
This show is so intriguing. Love the character development and the stories. Why in the world these ratings are based on people prior to the age of 47 is crazy. We all watch TV at older ages. Maybe even more ’cause we’re not playing video games.
I hope they don’t cancel it just because of that. I really like this show. Best of both worlds imo, military & medical.
Sharon Coleman says
Finally a show that honors the military and the medical field. It also addresses PTSD issues among other serious concepts ie. The closing of many of our emergency rooms. We need more programs like this. I have waited through other seasons of so so TV each year I will miss it. Hopefully the network will change their mind.
Leslie L. Gordon says
The Night Shift HONORS our military. There has never been another drama that has done so as effectively, away from the battleground. It also shines a much needed mini- light on PTSD (and could do much more regarding the U.S. failure to care for ALL vets as well as those continuing in the military with PTSD). It could also be one of the first shows to expand people’s knowledge regarding PTSD; revealing that PTSD is suffered by many non-military people of all ages, children to elderly, and why.
Highly significant is The Night Shift’s focus on altruistic medicine, how smaller facilities providing services to those without adequate insurance or money for medical treatment, continues to be undermined by corporate interests, those looking to profit gratuitously and unnecessarily at the expense of everyone (both those who can and cannot afford medical treatment). Further, it would be refreshing to expand this examination of reasons our medical system fails to include, for example, large medical schools/treatment facilities receiving government funding, yet continuing to charge beyond what the very best insurance policies cover.
The show manages these topics (so far), without didactic scripting, relying on the development of characters, storyline, and utilization of the power of excellent writing.
Striking a balance between showing how PTSD can make a serviceman seem both heroic and a danger to himself and others, has included the personal-life losses that go along with someone remaining untreated, or choosing to believe there is no treatment, only self-will. This is both a rewarding and frustrating thing to watch. So many of those with PTSD are not heroes, so many live unfulfilled or unfulfilling lives, so many are not helped by ineffective treatments – even though the field of treatment is rapidly changing and offering proven healing alternatives.
I hope this cast continues to be able to do a great service for others throught utilizing their very apparent talent, especially as an ensemble.
The Night Shift is far from being “One More Medical Drama,” it is a tribute to its writers, producers, and network, who have the courage to reveal everyday people, everyday life, and medicine as it used to be – an honorable profession, worked at by honorable men and women.