The resident Co-creator Amy Holden Jones believes the medical drama could “go on and on” despite the cancellation rumours.
During her recent conversation with TVLinechecked everything from the Fox/Disney merger to longevity ER, as to why the fate of the show currently remains uncertain after six seasons.
“I consider it one of the greatest triumphs The resident that what we do shows the evolution of people – the life of being doctors over time,” he said.
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“I saw ER when it was years ago, and I never found it old. Characters changed, new doctors came in, the ones we thought we couldn’t live without stayed, just like it happened to us.
“It reinvented itself over and over and over and stayed fresh. [The Resident] has these capabilities.”
Interestingly, The residentThe sixth season renewal arrived later than expected in May due to closed-door negotiations.
“The fate of the show is kind of tied to the fact that it’s owned by Disney but aired by Fox, which is not an ideal scenario…” Jones admitted.
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“The ratings are incredibly solid. We have a very core audience that just loves us, and if we have the opportunity, I’m sure we’ll continue to grow. It has the potential to go on and on, but if it’s going to be given this shot, I do not know”.
Another series on the medical drama front is its procedural format, which the TV boss believes makes The resident a uniquely accessible perspective for newcomers.
“It’s my biggest hope that people will realize that you can pick it up at any time,” Jones explained.
“If you started [at season 6] and I had never seen one [episode] before, you would have no problem following and engaging and finding out who they are. I hope he continues.”
The resident Season 6 airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on FOX in the US. In the UK, season 5 airs on Fridays at 9pm Uranus Martyrand you can catch up on seasons 1-5 via Disney+.