New Amsterdam fans have been missing their favorite hospital show. It was announced on March 25 that a previously-filmed flu pandemic episode has been shelved. As a result of that, and production shutting down amid the coronavirus pandemic and other changes in the lineup, New Amsterdam has moved to a new time slot and curtailed the second season.
Now, New Amsterdam will move to Tuesdays at 9/8c, with repeats running on March 31 and April 7 at 9/8c until the season finale on April 14. "Our Doors Are Always Open," the pandemic episode that NBC shelved, was originally scheduled to air April 7, but out of sensitivity for the deepening coronavirus crisis, producers have stopped it from airing for now.
The script for the episode was written in 2019, but because the Ryan Eggold-starring series is set and shot in New York City, currently the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States — and three New Amsterdam crew members tested positive for the coronavirus including guest star Daniel Dae Kim — NBC has decided not the air the episode. In fact, New Amsterdam joined a number of medical and rescue series in donating masks, gloves and other items in critically short supply to the New York State Department of Health last in March.
New Amsterdam will air reruns March 31 and April 7, with the Season 2 finale airing April 14.