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  • Series Premiere Date: May 27, 2014
Season #: 1, 2
Metascore
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7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 37 Ratings

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  • Summary: The medical drama follows the night shift at San Antonio Memorial that includes manager Michael Ragosa (Freddy Rodriguez), Afghanistan veteran Dr. TC Callahan (Eoin Macken), Dr. Jordan Alexander (Jill Flint), Dr. Topher Zia (Ken Leung), Dr. Drew Alister (Brendan Fehr), Dr. Landry de la CruzThe medical drama follows the night shift at San Antonio Memorial that includes manager Michael Ragosa (Freddy Rodriguez), Afghanistan veteran Dr. TC Callahan (Eoin Macken), Dr. Jordan Alexander (Jill Flint), Dr. Topher Zia (Ken Leung), Dr. Drew Alister (Brendan Fehr), Dr. Landry de la Cruz (Daniella Alonso), resident Paul Cummings (Robert Bailey Jr.), nurse Kenny (JR Lemon), and intern Krista (Jeananne Goossen). Expand
  • Genre(s): Comedy, Drama
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 16
  2. Negative: 3 out of 16
  1. Reviewed by: Gail Pennington
    May 27, 2014
    63
    They are quirky--cookie-cutter quirky. But for summer TV drama, that's not the worst they could be.
  2. Reviewed by: Todd VanDerWerff
    May 27, 2014
    58
    Night Shift doesn’t really have another gear, but it refuses to go full Grey’s Anatomy and ramp up the sexy complications so much that it attains the lift off of fun melodrama.
  3. Reviewed by: Joanne Ostrow
    May 23, 2014
    50
    Both ["Undateable" and The Night Shift] are NBC series serving as spring-summer filler, adequate at what they do but not worth scheduling your life around.
  4. Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    May 30, 2014
    50
    Shift is competent but useful mostly as a reminder to stay healthy at all costs and avoid this sort of place. [9 Jun 2014, p.34]
  5. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    May 27, 2014
    40
    Not surprisingly, the producers assemble a sizable, attractive and appropriately diverse cast, albeit without giving many of them much to distinguish their characters, who--whatever the color of their scrubs--simply blend together.
  6. Reviewed by: Matthew Gilbert
    May 27, 2014
    40
    The action may be as fast and persistent as a gurney on the way to an operating theater, but nothing can hide the wobbly scripting and weak characters it’s all riding on
  7. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    May 23, 2014
    0
    It's hard to imagine any other reason for NBC to go ahead with a noisy, unwatchable show like Night Shift except to fill holes in its schedule.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 3 out of 9
  1. Jul 15, 2014
    10
    I don't watch shows on the regular channels, e.g.-channels 2,4,7, etc. I saw the preview for the night shift and it seemed interesting. II don't watch shows on the regular channels, e.g.-channels 2,4,7, etc. I saw the preview for the night shift and it seemed interesting. I love this show. It gives me goosebumps. I make sure I am home, sitting down, and have whatever I need for the next hour, because no matter what, I am not leaving the t.v. Until the show is over. It is that good. It's not like greys anatomy because I couldn't stand that show. This show can be so intense and make you feel the emotion like you are there, it's the only show that ever made me jump out of my seat and yell at the t.v. It makes me laugh like I haven't laughed in years. I forget lots of things, where my keys are, what I am doing tomorrow, but I never forget that Tuesday at 10 pm the night shift is on. I wait all week for Tuesdays now, it's my new favorite day of the week, forget Saturdays, Tuesday is where it's at now. :) Expand
  2. May 28, 2014
    10
    This show is great. If you like medical dramas, this one is a great one. Compelling story lines and great actors. I'm looking forward toThis show is great. If you like medical dramas, this one is a great one. Compelling story lines and great actors. I'm looking forward to the rest of the season. Expand
  3. Jul 7, 2014
    10
    I'm hooked! This show has such amazing writing, acting, directing, etc..., an all around awesome series. If you're interested in veterans,I'm hooked! This show has such amazing writing, acting, directing, etc..., an all around awesome series. If you're interested in veterans, army medics, interns, and intense or funny medical situations ranging from an old person with an STD to a bus load of rangers getting in a serious bus accident, then this show is for you! And of course it offers the love triangle, I'm rooting for T and Jordan!. I look forward to every episode and hope the show does well and is renewed for a season 2. Expand
  4. May 28, 2014
    8
    It was interesting, with interesting characters (even if they're all very pretty). About time for a new medical show set in the ER -- it'sIt was interesting, with interesting characters (even if they're all very pretty). About time for a new medical show set in the ER -- it's been too long. Looking forward to this. Expand
  5. Jul 16, 2014
    7
    This show is nothing amazing, but with a lack of other medical dramas out there it fills a niche that would be otherwise empty. It does aThis show is nothing amazing, but with a lack of other medical dramas out there it fills a niche that would be otherwise empty. It does a good job of it too, but like I said it's nothing amazing. Writing is acceptable, characters are a bit cliche but not too cliche, medical stuff is overly detailed and icky.

    It's a hasty clone of ER, in other words, and despite the different setting it has yet to do much to differentiate itself from that show. Still, not a bad watch. The first season was entertaining enough. If they capitalize more on the uniqueness of the location and the cast in the second season then it might stay on the air for a while.
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  6. Jun 19, 2014
    3
    Lame, lame, lame. This is a weak very poorly written one hour situation comedy posing as a medical show. The acting is generally poor. ILame, lame, lame. This is a weak very poorly written one hour situation comedy posing as a medical show. The acting is generally poor. I give one exception to the guy who plays Dr. Topher. His lines aren't much, but he is a demonstrably good actor. Without going on at length about this incredible waste of time, I must comment on how scary it would be to be a patient in this Emergency Room where the doctors and staff are whooping it up in their parking lot party place or delivering pseudo funny lines in the hallways.

    This week there was a scene of a totally full waiting room with the hospital administrator dancing around under the accidental influence of Ecstasy. What did his "staff" do about this? They gathered outside of the waiting room, toking cell phone pictures and just laughing and laughing. I'm glad someone is having a good time at this hospital. I'm with the long-suffering patients.
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  7. Jun 30, 2014
    0
    Lame Grey's rip off with no relationship to how doctors really behave. Truly stupid. This is a close cousin to Rookie Blue, anotherLame Grey's rip off with no relationship to how doctors really behave. Truly stupid. This is a close cousin to Rookie Blue, another pandering show desperately seeking the 18-49 eyeballs. Expand

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