Back in March 2019, the network announced that The Resident had been renewed for a third season. The show thereby is coming back on FOX despite mixed reviews from critics as well as a sufficient drop in the ratings. The decision on renewal has been announced by Michael Thorn, President, Entertainment, for FOX Entertainment. By the way, during the 2019-20 season, The Resident will celebrate the show's first milestone, the 50th episode. No specific release date for The Resident Season 3 has been announced as of yet.
The Resident Season 2 premiere has garnered 4.88 million viewers with a 1.1/5 key demo/share (P18-49). This figure is 43.61% less versus the same of Season 1. The decision on renewal might look strange in such a case, yet the answer is simple. As we know, the show's premiere has drawn 8.65 million viewers with a 2.6/10 rating/share. However, all the latter episodes had no more than five million viewers per each. The 2nd season averaged a total audience of 4.5 million viewers. In such a case, the results of the sophomore season don't look low. That's why FOX opted to pick up the series for another round.
In addition, it's worth noting that the viewers praised the 2nd installment of The Resident, which has received the universal acclaim. According to Rotten Tomatoes, The Resident Season 2 holds a score of 4.2/5 and a 80% approval rating.
The Resident Summary
The story focuses on Devon Pravesh, an ambitious doctor with an idealistic outlook on life. He starts to work under the wing of a brilliant and experienced Conrad Hawkins, a Senior Resident of Chastain Park Memorial Hospital. Hawkins is a ruthless and self-confident man; he disregards anyone's authority, doesn't follow the rules, while concepts of good and evil are nothing for him. The colleagues are afraid of Hawkins, but they respect him for his extraordinary approach to solving medical problems. Working side by side with Conrad, Devon soon realizes what really happens in hospitals across the country.
The medical drama premiered on January 21, 2018, on FOX. The series is created by Amy Holden Jones, who also serves as executive producer.