The new one hour medical drama called, “The Night Shift” (NBC) will premiere on Tuesday May 27, 2014 at 10/9 p.m. NBC ordered 7 episodes after viewing the TV pilot which tested well with executives. The show wrapped its' first TV season last December 2013 at Albuquerque, N.M. It is however set at San Antonio memorial hospital in the state of Texas. “White Turtle Casting” handled a lot of the background extras including, military types, babies, cowboys & amputees. It also employed several Native Americans.
The NBC press day was held on April 8, 2014. That is where the network announced its' 2014 summer line up. There are 7 TV shows slated & they include, “The Night Shift” on Tuesdays at 10/9 p.m. (May 27 start). “Undateable” Thursdays at 9/8 p.m. (May 29 start). “Crossbones” on Fridays at 10/9 p.m. (May 30 start).
“Taxi Brooklyn” on Wednesdays at 10/9 p.m. (June 25 start). Beginning on Thursdays July 10 will be “Welcome to Sweden” at 9/8 p.m., & “Working the Engels” at 9:30/8:30 p.m. “Food Fighters” on Tuesdays at 8/7 p.m. (July 22 start).
According to the official NBC website for “The Night Shift” a short synopsis is right here. “Welcome to the night shift, where the toughest and craziest cases always seem to come through the door. Every shift is a fight between the heroic efforts of saving lives and the hard truths of running an underfunded hospital. At San Antonio Memorial, the men and women who work the night shift are an irreverent and special breed, particularly adrenaline junkie TC Callahan.”
“After three grueling tours of duty in Afghanistan, TC is about to learn that his toughest battles will be fought right here at home. He and his irreverent team of late-night docs, including his best friend Topher and protégé Drew, know how to let off steam with the casual prank or two, but when lives are at stake, they are all business.”
This the second TV show this year to land on a major network schedule which was filmed in New Mexico. “Killer Women” aired as a mid-season replacement back in the month of January. 8 episodes were filmed, but only 6 aired on ABC. It was cancelled because of low TV ratings. The crime drama employed more than 150 crew members plus over 250 background talent from New Mexico. That includes several Native Americans. It is one of several TV productions coming to the state to film because of great tax incentives.