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New Amsterdam Season 5 will be the last

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NBC has made a decision about the future of New Amsterdam. We know New Amsterdam Season 5 is happening. Now we know it will be the last.

There is certainly some bittersweet news for fans of New Amsterdam. Back in 2020, NBC renewed the medical drama for three seasons. We knew this could have been a decision to give the series time to write its ending. There was a chance that it was news to the writers that three seasons would be all they would have left.

That has now been confirmed. TVLine reports that Season 5 is definitely going to be the last. And the bad news doesn’t stop there.

New Amsterdam Season 5 is the shortest season of the lot

The new season isn’t just the last, but also the shortest. It will have just 13 episodes to it to wrap up the storylines.

This is enough time, especially with a medical drama that doesn’t have a lot of world-building lore to wrap up. Don’t worry about it being something like the Game of Thrones ending. However, that doesn’t mean we’re happy about it.

It could also suggest that the series won’t be part of the fall 2022 schedule. This Is Us got a shortened final season, and we found out we’d have to wait for January 2022 to see the episodes. It is possible that we’ll have to wait until January 2023 to see the final season of this medical drama. It would mean the episodes could see one long run instead of being split up due to the winter break.

We don’t know whose decision this was to end the series. It sounds like NBC’s decision to make way for new content on the network.

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What do you hope to see before the series ends? What do you think about the decision to end with a shorter season? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

New Amsterdam returns with new episodes on April 19.