Has New Amsterdam Season 6 Release Date Canceled?

New Amsterdam Season 6 will not be Premier as the Series will farewell NBC!

As per The Tech, an American medical drama ‘New Amsterdam’ will air the last resolution for its plot in January 2023. The New Amsterdam series is based on Eric Manheimer’s book “Twelve Patients: Life and Death in Bellevue Hospital (a memoir).” Eric, a former director of the Bellevue Hospital in New York City, based his memoir on the events in his life and became an inspiration for this TV series, as per Deadline. Also, he worked for New Amsterdam as a producer.

The Series New Amsterdam was adapted for television by David Schulner, who has also served as its executive producer. Alongside Schulner, the Series is also executive produced by Peter Horton, David Foster, Kate Dennis, Michael Slovis, Shaun Cassidy, and Aaron Ginsburg. In addition, the Series has Ryan Eggold, Janet Montgomery, Freema Agyeman, Jocko Sims, Tyler Labine, Anupam Kher, and Sandra Mae Frank as the main cast.

What caused the Series New Amsterdam Season 6 to be declined will be discussed below. Keep reading.

Medical Drama New Amsterdam Season 6: Causes of Cancellation

There can be stated more than one reason that may have brought the NBC network cancellation of New Amsterdam Season 6. first, low ratings. More than this, the repetitive nature of the medical drama plot can be stated as the soundest reason. As per The Tech, the Series did not succeed with the high rank compared to others on NBC. On the other hand, the critic’s consensus on Rotten Tomatoes suggests that New Amsterdam has a conventional or similar plot compared with the previous in its line. As the agreement says:

Medical Drama New Amsterdam Season 6: Causes of Cancellation
Medical Drama New Amsterdam Season 6: Causes of Cancellation

“Overcrowded, overwrought, and overly familiar, New Amsterdam plays more like an exquisite corpse of pre-existing shows than a breakthrough for the genre – though that may be enough for medical drama devotees.”

To understand the Series New Amsterdam Season 6 cancellation, one should look into the deeper context of a medical drama and its significant popularity over time.

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‘Consciousness’ of the Time: Television Media and Its Impact

The medical drama genre, along with other genres, has gained popularity almost in every society since the TV medium that presents the narrative of medical drama on screen-obsessed with the audience for its ‘bodily welfare,’ as per Marshall McLuhan (a communications theorist). McLuhan explained a theory of media in his book “Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man.” He demonstrates that a media or medium affects society despite having a mere presence in our lives. He explored this concept with an example of a bulb, having no content, but influencing our lives through the nature of the medium.

To illustrate it further, McLuhan’s concept of media (in terms of television media), to a greater extent, is a matter of consciousness. The motion picture that a camera brings to life is about how once a hidden narrative is brought to the greater consciousness. The way the camera unfolds a story on screen is every inch that gets into viewers’ perception. Moreover, the focus crucially maintained to portray a story’s specific part or action inspires today’s consciousness in our society.

To conclude the above analysis, the ‘consciousness’ of the time has been influenced by changing communication mediums. But to begin with a critique of New Amsterdam, there comes a contradiction. For instance, the plots of all seasons can be appreciated as other simulated versions of the series’ precedents on TV. Contrary to McLuhan’s perspective, the problem lies with the content rather than its medium. Observingly, the New Amsterdam series fails to present the new ‘breakthroughs,’ as per Rotten Tomatoes.

Commencing on the above point, one can figure out what has turned New Amsterdam’s narrative into non-triggering for the audience’s consciousness. So the content and its medium require the intensity and the newness of the thought to provide a full consciousness of the spectrum entailed in the story. Hence, in one way or another, it can be understood why Amsterdam Season 6 will not be produced.

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Well, with some in-depth contextual analysis of the New Amsterdam series, one may have learned some of the real reasons behind the New Amsterdam Season 6 cancellation.

So, let’s have some more about the Series and its 5th and last season, ending in January 2023, while confirming Amsterdam Season 6 cancellation.

Celebrating the Team of New Amsterdam Season 6

However, the Series will have no further productions and end with the finale of season 5, as per The Tech. It’s still worth to know that how Lisa Katzman (NBC’s President of Scripted Programming) celebrates the Series and its cast and everything almost, as per The Tech:

Celebrating the Team of New Amsterdam Season 6
Celebrating the Team of New Amsterdam Season 6

“… the journey of Max Goodwin, also known as his never-ending commitment to his patients at New Amsterdam, has been inspiring for everyone and that the NBC (sic) Network is truly grateful for all the best efforts which have been put over by the cast, crew, and team for their dedication and incredible status.”

The 5th and the Last Season of the New Amsterdam Series

Dr. Goodwin and his team will say farewell in the Season 5 finale. As per The Tech, NBC announced the series’ last season in the Spring of 2022. Additionally, the Deadline news confirms that the finale will premiere on January 17 at 9 p.m.

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The 5th and the Last Season of the New Amsterdam Series
The 5th and the Last Season of the New Amsterdam Series

The Finale of New Amsterdam and the Emotional Outburst

At the show’s ending, the cast has also become emotional about a journey they have been through, since 2018, as per The Tech news. Moreover, The Tech also confirmed that NBC has stated to release,

“a small episode from the network featuring all of the best moments from the show as well as more of the characters that viewers have enjoyed watching up to this point.”


Javaria Yousuf Ali
Javaria Yousuf Ali
A Poet, Teacher, Short Story and News Article Writer, also a Literary Critic now, living in Pakistan. I have recently completed a Masters of Arts degree in English. Alongside English as a major discipline, I also had a privilege to study other disciplinary courses, including Mass Communication and International Relations, during B.A (hons) in English. Interestingly, I have been a creative person since my childhood, progressively, now I am a poet (in both Urdu and English languages), and creative and news article writer. All these and most importantly, I am now a literary critic as I recently have done with a research paper entitled as “Nature of Sorrow in Iqbal and Rumi: An Approach Towards Existential Crisis”.

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