The medical drama “The Resident” will premiere on Fox following the NFC championship game Jan. 21, the network announced.
The NFC championship game is expected to be Fox’s most-watched program during the 2017-18 television season.
A second episode of “The Resident” will air Jan. 22 in its regular 9- 10 p.m. Monday time slot.
“The Resident” stars Matt Czuchry as Dr. Conrad Hawkins, a charming and arrogant third-year resident who does everything in the most unconventional way possible.
The cast also includes Bruce Greenwood as the hospital’s chief of surgery whose skills are diminishing and Emily VanCamp as a nurse and Hawkins’ on-and-off romantic partner.
The show’s producers include Amy Holden Jones, who wrote the screenplays for “Indecent Proposal,” “Beethoven” and “Mystic Pizza,” and Antoine Fuqua, who wrote the screenplay for “Training Day.”
“The Resident” will replace the Marvel superhero drama “The Gifted,” in the Monday 9-10 p.m. time slot. “The Gifted” will complete its first season Jan. 15 with a two-hour episode.
Fox also announced the comedy “LA To Vegas” will premiere Jan. 2, airing at 9 p.m. “The Mick,” which now airs in the 9-9:30 p.m. Tuesday time slot, will move into the 9:30-10 p.m. Tuesday time slot Jan. 2.
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” which airs in the 9:30-10 p.m. Tuesday time slot will air its winter finale Dec. 12.
Fox describes “LA To Vegas” as “a workplace comedy about an airline crew and the eccentric passengers who, every weekend, take a no-frills roundtrip flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas with one goal in mind — to come back a winner. ”
The cast includes Dylan McDermott as a narcissistic airplane pilot, Kim Matula as a long-suffering flight attendant and Olivia Macklin as a sweet- natured part-time stripper.
Executive producers include Steve Levitan, a co-creator of the perennial ABC Emmy-winning comedy “Modern Family,” actor, comedian Will Ferrell and his producing partner Adam McKay.
—City News Service
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