The Night Shift: Season 1 (2014)


Season 1
The Night Shift

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Calculated and cliche-ridden, The Night Shift is DOA.



Critic Ratings: 23


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User Ratings: 117

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Air date: May 27, 2014

The lives of men and women who work the night shift at a hospital in San Antonio come to life in this drama. In the premiere, a former military doctor (Eoin Macken) deals with a life-threatening situation on his way to work; his ex-girlfriend pursues the night shift's top job; and a clash over business matters unfolds.

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Air date: Jun 3, 2014

TC desperately tries to save his critically injured friend. Meanwhile, Paul tackles a challenging case involving an elderly woman; Kenny helps an injured groom with a secret; and a 9-year-old boy has suspicious injuries.

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Air date: Jun 10, 2014

TC and Paul race to the chaotic scene of an after-dark hog-hunting event that has gone nightmarishly wrong. Meanwhile, a 9-year-old girl arrives for treatment in a case that turns complicated; Drew injures his hand; and Ragosa seeks family counseling.

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Air date: Jun 17, 2014

Injuries at an Alamo reenactment test the staff. Meanwhile, a disoriented patient suffering from amnesia receives care; Drew helps a severely wounded soldier; Topher schedules a vasectomy operation; and Jordan's boyfriend (Scott Wolf) arrives.

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Air date: Jun 24, 2014

A violent storm pummels San Antonio, sending numerous patients to the emergency room. Elsewhere, TC and Dr. Scott Clemmens (Scott Wolf) rush to a mudslide disaster to treat a mother and her son; and Topher braves the storm to help his stranded wife, who's going into labor with twins.

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Air date: Jul 1, 2014

A horrific crash sends dozens of soldiers, including Drew's boyfriend, to the emergency room, where TC and Scott clash. Meanwhile, Topher tries to diagnose a soldier's illness, and Kenny tries to improve Ragosa's online-dating profile.

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Air date: Jul 8, 2014

TC and Topher treat the lone survivor of a plane crash while fending off an intimidating law-enforcement officer with a secret motive. Meanwhile, Paul is smitten by an injured exotic dancer whose condition takes a turn for the worse; and Krista cares for a teen with an eating disorder.

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Air date: Jul 15, 2014

A shoot-out in the ER leaves Topher seriously wounded. Elsewhere, TC tries to control his Afghanistan flashbacks; an explosion at a fertilizer factory sends burn victims to the ER, overwhelming the shorthanded staff; and Jordan discovers a secret about TC.

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Season 1 follows the lives of men and women who work the night shift at a hospital in San Antonio, Texas.

Critic Reviews for The Night Shift Season 1

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (14)

Night Shift won't make anyone forget the glories of NBC's ER at the height of its powers.

May 29, 2014 | Rating: C | Full Review…

This seven-episode medical drama inevitably evokes past doctor shows. But Night Shift brings new twists to the story.

May 29, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The Night Shift... is lively and moves quickly. Some of the characters, even the most stereotypical, are interesting and engaging.

May 28, 2014 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

It's the kind of manipulative, boilerplate material that you could use as a teaching tool at the school for TV hacks, in a seminar called "How to Be Bland and Formulaic." It is definitively generic.

May 27, 2014 | Full Review…

The cast here is decent, especially Flint and Rodriguez, but the writing is unforgivably bad.

May 27, 2014 | Full Review…

If a TV show goes over the top too often, it's eventually going to bump its head on the ceiling. And then it's going to get really loopy. That's what happens to NBC's new medical series The Late Shift.

May 22, 2014 | Full Review…

NBC's The Night Shift delivers yet another standard procedure medical drama about attractive doctors and their ongoing sexual tension with one another.

Jan 9, 2019 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

The canned drama in The Night Shift fails to inject any new life into this very worn and tired genre.

Jul 3, 2018 | Full Review…

The Night Shift's pilot suffers from a wandering script that adheres to archetypes over fleshed out characters.

May 29, 2014 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Surprisingly likable for something so done to death.

May 29, 2014 | Full Review…

Things are so unsurprising in the pilot you expect even the new show is suffering from summer rerun syndrome. Generally, it makes one appreciate better shows like Nurse Jackie, Getting On or Children's Hospital.

May 28, 2014 | Full Review…

With the exuberant levels of drama oozing from every wound and the urge to push the unique side of a hospital shift, The Night Shift just seemed to be trying too many things at once.

May 28, 2014 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Night Shift: Season 1

  • Jan 17, 2021
    Acting is good, but this series only works if you know nothing about working in healthcare. Punching colleagues, and shouting at patients would just get you sacked
  • Jul 11, 2020
    Acting not believable... At all
  • Jun 22, 2020
    This is a rough one. Dont get me wrong, the acting itself is decent, however, the writing is a dumpster fire rolling downhill in san francisco. The big I had was that they tried to cram a whole bunch of drama and events in such a short time frame. Events that should have been drawn out through a whole season play out in one or two episodes. They definitely learned to space it out a bit in season 2 and later on, but season 1? Official diagnosis: Excessive Pilot season syndrome
  • Apr 12, 2020
    Pathetic writing. Cliched scenarios. Not even worth watching as background noise.
  • Jan 19, 2020
    honestly my fav show atm
  • Oct 20, 2019
    It passed the time, but you really need to suspend thinking about the inaccuracies of the medical parts of the show. The hail Mary last minute crazy ideas in this show would get a doctor in Seattle Grace fired.
  • Jun 18, 2018
    Absolutely ridiculous portrayal of healthcare professionals. They're trying to show the comradery and work hard/play hard attitude of a busy ER, but they too much over the top to the point where it's not believable and just stupid. While docs and nurses sometimes push rules or standards to help patients or get frustrated with "bad" patients, these people do things that would have them lose their licences all the time.
  • Apr 18, 2018
    The show got off to a slow sTart but picks up quickly. It has good action, humor and a great And talented cast.
  • Jan 08, 2018
    Compelling characters and a great premise of a PTSD-suffering veteran staff but those are both butchered by poor writing and over the top plots that are needlessly escalated in their ridiculousness.
  • Jul 21, 2017
    While dramatic and occasionally touching, this show is an idealistic take on emergency medicine written by someone who doesn't know how any of this operates; and we're supposed to take it seriously. The protagonist is a Marty Stu of a doctor who seems to spend every scene he's in name-dropping his war experiences, making females swoon, or committing malpractice en route to saving lives. And each time, the show tries to justify his actions by playing to the sympathies that helping others is the only goal. Anyone who has experiance in emergency medicine, or even healthcare in general need not apply. Find a medical comedy instead.

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