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Transplant Season 2: NBC picks up second season of Canadian medical drama

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CTV had already renewed Transplant for a second season, but eyes were on NBC’s acquisition. Fans will get Transplant Season 2.

Transplant came to an end on NBC last week, and there are certainly many questions. This is one of the best medical dramas on TV right now, with a lot of focus on the medical elements and not just who is sleeping with who in the hospital.

Now it’s time for Transplant Season 2. We knew that CTV had already renewed the Canadian medical drama. What we had to wait for was NBC to pick up that second season.

There is some excellent news. According to Deadline, Transplant Season 2 is officially happening on NBC.

It was a no-brainer. It was a stable addition to the Tuesday night lineup throughout the fall months. While lower ratings than most fall shows, it also costs NBC less to run, so lower ratings were allowed.

When will Transplant Season 2 air?

Now it’s time to look out for when the second season will premiere. That isn’t something we have a date for just yet.

I can’t find anything about whether filming has even started on the second season yet. The show films in Quebec, though, and this is one of the hardest-hit provinces in Canada when it comes to the pandemic.

There had initially been hope that the second season would premiere in February 2021 in Canada, but that’s probably not the case. We’re too close for comfort right now. Instead, we’re probably looking at the spring at the earliest.

That would push back the release on NBC.

Another thing pushing back the release on NBC is that it won’t likely be a fall TV show in 2021 if filming can get back to normal in the summer. The focus will be getting the usual fall shows back on track.

However, New Amsterdam Season 3 is still to premiere. It doesn’t even have a premiere date yet, with another Canadian medical drama, Nurses, taking its slot in January. The longer it takes for New Amsterdam to return, the longer it could be for Transplant to return, and the longer it will take to get fall TV back to normal.

This is certainly something we’re keeping an eye on.

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What did you think of Transplant? What do you hope to see on Season 2? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Transplant is available to stream on Crave in Canada and on Hulu and Peacock in the United States.