New Amsterdam

2008, TV Show

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John talks to a woman that has aged past their relationship. watch

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Exclusive: New Amsterdam Immortal No More

It's been a bad weekend for Fox's bubble shows. Just hours after word leaked that the network had sacked Back to You, sources confirm to me exclusively that New Amsterdam has been euthanized as well.On the bright side, 'Til Death will be back![Crickets]Remembrances of John Amsterdam (1607-2008) are currently being accepted in the comments section below. More Fall TV news:• Ausiello's "Bubble" Show Status Report• Death Lives On, Back to You Won't Be Back• CW Axes Aliens in America• CW "Outsources" Sunday Night; Two Dramas, Two Comedies Coming read more

Ratings: Monday Missteps for Everyone!

Monday's highlights (as it were):8 pm/ETDancing with the Stars was the night's most watched show (17 million total viewers), but stumbled to the tune of a 12-percent week-to-week drop. (Too uneven a competition this season? Discuss.) Bones placed second in the hour, returning to an audience of 8.5 mil (down 1.12 mil from its last fresh eppy). Big Bang (7.69 mil, down a mil) and Mother (7.99 mil, down 17 percent) both took hits.9 pmCBS' combo of Men (13.84 mil, slipping 600K) and Rules of Engagement (welcomed back by 10.32 mil, down 15 percent) topped the hour. Samantha Who? made a date with 10 mil, losing a mil from last week. The season finale of New Amsterdam dipped 700 thou to 6.77 mil. One Tree Hill scored 2.72 mil on its new night, giving The CW its best ever Monday-at-9 numbers in the 18-34 demo.10 pmTrailing a CSI: Miami repeat, Medium delivered 9.58 mil (sliding 1.1 mil), while The Bachelor held steady at about seven mil.In other ratings news: The Memory Keeper's Daughter on... read more

Is there any news on the ...

Question: Is there any news on the future of Fox's New Amsterdam? I've heard conflicting reports (some saying it's already been canned, others saying that it's fate is still up in the air), so it would be nice to get a definite answer.
Answer: You probably won't get a definite answer until Fox reveals its new schedule next month. The only thing I can say with any certainty is that New Amsterdam's season finale airs tonight, and that this has the best chance of returning of any of Fox's scripted midseason shows (next to Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, that is.) Which, of course, isn't saying much. But it wasn't a disaster, ratings-wise, and Fox left it alone on Mondays to build its cult following, and there is definite buzz about it. On this one, it's anyone's guess. ... read more

As a huge fan of Moonlight, ...

Question: As a huge fan of Moonlight, Lost and now Buffy the Vampire Slayer (I am so glad FX is repeating it on weekends or I never would've found and adored this show!), I love sci-fi. That's why I wanted to try New Amsterdam. Sorry to disagree with some of your other readers, but I am not a fan in the slightest. The first episode showed a tinge of promise — I thought it was interesting the way they were handling the immortal aspect, showing potential to become an original show. But by the second and third episodes, I was bored to tears. Some of those were tears of laughter because, honestly, some of the dialogue is just terrible! It's essentially a crime procedural with the slightest haze of a supernatural element. This is more for the CSI fan than the sci-fi fan, and even then, it is easily predictable and poorly acted. The twist with Omar came as a surprise, but then turned sour for me as I found the whole aspect of John's numerous children to be badly executed. Where is the pain ... read more

New Amsterdam has an ...

Question: New Amsterdam has an intriguing concept that I find enjoyable to watch. Amsterdam seems like a genuinely nice guy and interacts well with his adult son. It's great to see a male character on television searching for his true love, too. I liked the reference to Leaves of Grass and the witty way they introduced the history of the book to people. The second or third episode had an interesting view on why people remember traumatic events so vividly. I like entertainment that also makes me think a little bit, so I hope this show does well. Is it just me or have we seen most of New Amsterdam's guest stars on Law & Order? Answer: Not just you. New Amsterdam actually films in New York, which is one of its main assets, in that it gets to tap the New York acting pool (much like Law & Order) for its guest and recurring roles. But I should have known better than to have mentioned last week that my mail on the show has been predominantly positive. Because you know what that means: Backlash ... read more

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Season 1, Episode 8
Still recovering from his recent gunshot wound, John and Eva investigate what looks to be the...
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Season 1, Episode 7
John becomes fixated on granting the dying wish of his first partner, who is slowly wasting...
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Premiered: February 23, 2008
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Premise: A New York detective---who is immortal---seeks the true love that will lift his lifelong curse, bestowed on him as a 17th-century Dutch soldier after saving a Native American girl.



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