The Resident: Fox Orders Full Second Season!

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Fox is looking for Chastain Park Memorial Hospital to solve medical mysteries for the entire 2018-19 season. 

The network has placed an order for a full season of The Resident which is currently airing its second. 

13 episodes were initially ordered, but nine more episodes will join that order. 

Hunky Healer - The Resident Season 2 Episode 1

Not bad for a show that was critically panned when it first debuted, despite becoming one of Fox's most successful series, right?

The Resident Season 2 has been steady as a rock, with the first three episodes each pulling in a 1.0 rating among adults 18-49.

Related: The Resident Renewed for Season 2 at Fox! 

The Resident Season 1 averaged that same 1.0 rating, so the audience clearly likes what the show is bringing to the table. 

In today's climate, steady is the new up, and the series is proving resilient despite stiffer competition. 

Working with the Raptor - The Resident Season 2 Episode 1

This is a big vote of confidence for the series which fits like a glove with fellow medical drama, 9-1-1. 

Both shows have elevated Fox's Monday night line-up to must-see status. 

Related: The Resident Season 2 Episode 1 Review: 00:42:30

The Resident stars Matt Czuchry, Emily VanCamp, Manish Dayal, Shaunette Renée Wilson, and Bruce Greenwood.

“Amy Holden Jones, Todd Harthan and the amazing team behind The Resident have brilliantly offered viewers the ability to see the medical industry through a different lens,” said Michael Thorn, president of entertainment at Fox.

Bell's Secret - The Resident Season 1 Episode 1

“We can’t wait to watch the exceptional cast as they continue to roam the halls of Chastain Memorial Hospital.”

There's no telling what stories are coming our way from our favorite characters, but we'll be tuning in every Monday for more. 

Remember you can watch The Resident online right here via TV Fanatic. 

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Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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The Resident Quotes

Conrad: Everything you thought you knew about medicine is wrong. All the rules you followed will break. I have only one rule, it covers everything. I'm never wrong. You do whatever the hell I tell you, no questions asked.
Devon: Do you want me to speak now?
Conrad: That's a question.

Bell: I'm Chief of Surgery, and it's the end of a 30-hour shift. What did you see?
Doctor: We're all on the same side here. Maybe he had a heart attack.