Created by Amy Holden Jones, Hayley Schore, and Roshan Sethi, the series was purchased by Fox from Showtime in 2017. In May 2017, Fox ordered the project to series, with a 14-episode season order. The series premiere was a lead-out to the Vikings-Eagles NFC Championship Game. In May 2021, the series was renewed for a fifth season, which premiered on September 21, 2021. In May 2022, the series was renewed for a sixth season, which premiered on September 20, 2022.
It was also announced that Amy Holden Jones would produce the series and co-write the pilot episode along with Hayley Schore and Roshan Sethi. The series, however, was never produced and on January 20, 2017, it was reported that Fox purchased the series from Showtime and ordered a pilot episode under the name The Resident. On May 10, 2017, the series received a season order of 14 episodes. The series premiered on January 21, 2018. Phillip Noyce, an executive producer for the series, directed the first two episodes of the season after signing a multi-year deal with 20th Century Fox Television. The first season officially concluded on May 14, 2018.
On May 7, 2018, Fox renewed the series for a 13-episode second season and pre-production began on June 8, 2018. The second season premiered on September 24, 2018. On October 10, 2018, it was reported that Fox had ordered an additional nine episodes for the second season, bringing the total episode count to 22. On March 13, 2019, however, series co-creator Amy Holden Jones stated on her Twitter and Instagram accounts that there were 23 episodes in season 2.
On March 25, 2019, Fox renewed the series for a third season, which premiered on September 24, 2019. The season was originally planned to have 23 episodes, but COVID-related production shutdowns resulted in three episodes remaining unfilmed. As a result, episode 20 served as a makeshift third-season finale.
As the season developed, it was announced that Violett Beane was set to recur, and on April 30, 2018, Malcolm-Jamal Warner was reported to have a major recurring role in the final three episodes of the season.
On April 21, 2021, it was announced that original cast member Shaunette Renée Wilson would be written out of the series towards the end of the fourth season, after her deciding to exit the series to explore new ventures. She was followed by Emily VanCamp, whose character was written out of the series in the third episode of the fifth season.
On May 17, 2021, Fox renewed the series for a fifth season, which premiered on September 21, 2021. On May 16, 2022, Fox renewed the series for a sixth season, which premiered on September 20, 2022. As of January 17, 2023,[update] 107 episodes of The Resident have aired, currently in its sixth season.
Conrad is a colleague of Bell's at Chastain. They have often butted heads in episodes of the early seasons, but eventually become allies in helping patients. Conrad was the only person Bell trusted to examine him when it was learned he had MS (multiple sclerosis) and sought treatment for it.
The dad survived his first solo night with his daughter, but he started to get worried when Nic was late to come back home in episode 2. The second hour of the season ended with the police at his doorstep to reveal that his wife was in an accident. Nic officially died due to her injuries in episode 3.
A new wrinkle five episodes into the season will challenge audience expectations and reveal new truths about our characters. Old relationships will be tested, new ones formed, and the emergence of a widespread Medicare fraud scheme ensures Chastain will never be the same.
Back in August, it was revealed that VanCamp was leaving her series-regular role on The Resident. By September, Michael Thorn, Fox's Entertainment President, confirmed the actress' departure, noting, "Emily is certainly a big part of the show but like many ensemble dramas that have incredible creators behind it, we believe we're going to still really connect with our audience on the stories that we're telling this season."
Following Lauren's demise (and between the third and fourth seasons), Vaughn appeared to go into an emotional tailspin that culminated with him setting fire to his own house. He went through a month of psych evaluations before informing his best friend and fellow agent Eric Weiss of his resignation from the CIA. In reality, Vaughn had been recruited into a black ops division of the CIA called Authorized Personnel Only (APO), along with Sydney, Jack, and Marcus Dixon (Weiss and Marshall Flinkman would soon follow). One of his new duties was to keep an eye on Arvin Sloane, who had been appointed director of APO despite his long history of criminal activities as the head of SD-6. Vaughn successfully resumed his romantic relationship with Sydney during their first mission for APO.The first season established that Michael Vaughn's father was one of several CIA agents killed in the line of duty by Irina Derevko, Sydney's mother. Bill Vaughn's death was questioned in season four after Vaughn found a journal apparently written by his father with entries dated three years after his death in 1979. Vaughn's subsequent investigation led him to conduct a secret mission in collaboration with Sydney; he turned rogue by the end of the episode "Nightingale". However, he returned to APO after discovering his father really was dead and that the journal entries had been part of a ruse devised by Elena Derevko. At the end of the fourth season Vaughn proposed to Sydney and the two took their long-delayed vacation to Santa Barbara. During this car ride he confessed that his real name was not Michael Vaughn and implied that his first allegiance was not to the CIA. The season, however, ended in a car crash that cut his explanation short.
After the analyses, the fight animation is shown, portraying the combatants fighting to the death. The animation shows off how the combatants' various abilities and skills would interact with each other, and in later seasons, includes original dialogue provided by voice actors as well as an original soundtrack. The animation is not meant to completely accurately portray how a fight between the combatants would go, but instead exists mainly for entertainment and to display the verdict. The animation style varies with each episode, but is most commonly 2D sprite animation and occasionally 3D computer animation. The fights are also more uncommonly animated with hand-drawn animation, or even portrayed in live action.
Starting with Season 7, Death Battles are released biweekly. The schedule is similar to the old one, with previews of the combatants' analysis being released the Monday and Wednesday before the episode is released, and the episode itself releasing the following Sunday for FIRST Members and on Monday for the general public. In the middle of the season, the show will generally take a short break, with DBX or Desk of DEATH BATTLE taking its place for an unspecified amount of weeks before Death Battle's return.
Dr. Claire Browne is a former surgical resident at San Jose St. Bonaventure Hospital. She is also a main character in the first four seasons of the show. Her emotional intelligence (shown through her kindness and unmatched caring for her patients) and quick thinking earn her recognition and respect from the team working under Dr. Neil Melendez (whom she is implied to be attracted to). These traits allow her to communicate the most effectively with patients and especially with Dr. Shaun Murphy who, due to his autism, has a difficulty learning professional social cues. But regardless of her caring and warm nature, Claire keeps intimate relationships she has at a distance which can be seen in her strictly sexual relationship with Dr. Jared Kalu, another surgical resident. This may be due to her upbringing with her abusive mother. However, even with all her emotional and physical trauma, Dr. Browne continues to demonstrate that your past does not define who you will be in the future.
Some of Underwood's dialogue throughout the series is presented in a direct address to the audience, a narrative technique that breaks the fourth wall. The character speaks with a Southern accent. During season 1, he is the Democratic Majority Whip in the United States House of Representatives. In season 2, he is the newly appointed Vice President of the United States, before achieving his ambitious goal, and becoming President of the United States in the season finale.
Underwood develops an intimate relationship with Washington Herald and Slugline reporter Zoe Barnes, with Claire's knowledge. As the show begins, Barnes is desperate to rise from covering the Fairfax County Council beat to covering what's going on "behind the veil of power in the Capitol hallways." By the end of the first episode, Barnes is among the cadre of Underwood's accomplices. They begin a relationship, with Barnes promising to earn his trust and not "ask any questions" in return for his supplying her with sensitive political information. Toward the end of Season 1, she ends their personal relationship and begins investigating his connection to the apparent suicide of Congressman Peter Russo (Underwood had in fact killed him by flooding his car with carbon monoxide while the Congressman was passed out drunk). Underwood ultimately kills Barnes in the season 2 premiere, by pushing her in front of an oncoming Washington Metro train after she begins to follow clues related to the murder.
Meechum remains Underwood's bodyguard once he becomes the president, and there does not appear to be any continuing sexual relationship. Meechum remains fiercely loyal, however; he warns Underwood's biographer Tom Yates (Paul Sparks) not to write anything that would damage Underwood's reputation. In season 4, Underwood traces Meechum's hand with a marker on one of the walls of the White House when he wants to replace a Confederate painting; Meechum suggests he put up something he likes instead. 781b155fdc