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An Axed Medical Drama Is Defying Odds And Heating Up On Netflix

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“The Resident” met with cancellation on the cusp of the commencement of the SAG-AFTRA strike. The Hollywood Reporter cited Season 6’s low ratings, which proved to be the worst in the series’ broadcast history.  On top of that, the drama wasn’t outright owned by Fox, making it one of a small handful of shows from the 2022/2023 season that didn’t directly belong to the network.

Fox has opted to replace “The Resident” with the upcoming medical drama “Doc,” which is based on the Italian medical drama “Doc—Nelle tue mani.” Centered around Dr. Amy Larsen (Molly Parker), the series explores her struggle to adapt after a car accident erases the last seven years of her memory, forcing her to piece together the major life events, career moves, and family changes that have occurred since then. Her teenage daughter — whom she remembers as a pre-adolescent — steps in to help out.

While Fox might regret missing out on a “The Resident”-related ratings bonanza, it looks like it’s pretty content to cast their lot with “Doc.” Audiences will have to wait for the 2024-2025 season to debut to determine if that bargain is successful. Until then, viewers can watch “The Resident” on Netflix or buy individual seasons digitally. 

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