Interview with the stars of ‘The Night Shift’

CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal)  It’s a second chance for life and love. The Night Shift returns Monday, February 23 on NBC and stars of ‘The Night Shift’, Eoin Macken and Jill Flint gave us a preview.

About ‘The Night Shift’

NBC’s hit summer drama “The Night Shift” returns for season two.

Life in the emergency room at San Antonio Memorial is never routine, and the men and women that make up the night shift team are a special breed. The new season finds the crew still recovering from a shocking hostage situation that left one of their colleagues dead. The experience brought them all a little closer but also exposed some personal weaknesses.

Adrenaline junkie TC Callahan (Eoin Macken, “Merlin”) is back at work after facing suspension.

TC’s best friend, Topher (Ken Leung, “Lost”), is also back at work and has recovered from the gunshot wound that nearly took his life. Drew (Brendan Fehr, “Roswell”) was dealt some personal blows in the last year but is ready to embark on a new chapter in his life.

Lead night shift physician Jordan Alexander (Jill Flint, “The Good Wife”), who is TC’s ex-girlfriend, has given up the job of running the night shift for now and has some big decisions to make about her future.

Paul (Robert Bailey Jr., “Coraline”), still fresh out of medical school, continues to adjust to the rigors of a real-life emergency room. Krista (Jeananne Goossen, “Alcatraz”), also a relatively new intern, has gained some confidence but is still finding her way, while Kenny (JR Lemon, “Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas”), a seasoned nurse, keeps the doctors focused and isn’t afraid to break a few rules to get the job done.

The biggest news of all will come from night shift senior manager Michael Ragosa (Freddy Rodriguez, “Six Feet Under”). After facing a health scare last year, he is ready to make some big changes in his life that will affect everyone on the staff.

“The Night Shift” is produced by Sony Pictures Television. Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah (“Freaks and Geeks,” “Diary of a Wimpy Kid”) serve as executive producers and writers. Pierre Morel (“Taken”) was executive producer and director on the pilot episode.

About Eoin Macken:

Eoin Macken plays Dr. TC Callahan on the NBC medical drama “The Night Shift.”

An Army doctor who has recently returned from Afghanistan and uses unorthodox methods to save lives, Callahan’s brash style does not always sit well with the bosses, but he is a brilliant surgeon and a fearless advocate for his patients.

Macken recently wrapped shooting for a starring role in National Geographic Channel’s upcoming event series “Killing Jesus,” based on the book by Bill O’Reilly. He has also published his first novel, “Kingdom of Scars,” a coming-of-age tale about a young boy growing up in Ireland.

Perhaps best known for his work on the BBC One series “Merlin,” Macken starred as the swashbuckling hero “Gwaine.” Also for television, he starred in the Irish series “Raw” and “Fair City,” as well as the Masterpiece Theater’s telefilm “Small Island.” In addition, he enjoyed a recurring role in the Showtime series “The Tudors.”

On the big screen, Macken’s acting credits include “Centurion,” with Michael Fassbender; Dominic West and Lee Cronin’s “Through the Night;” as well as Andrew Hull’s “Siren” and Mike Figgis’ “Suspension of Disbelief.”

A prolific filmmaker, Macken recently completed production on the feature “Leopard,” on which he served as writer and director in addition to starring opposite Jack Reynor and Tom Hopper.

Macken wrote and edited his debut feature, “Christian Blake,” which played at the Mid Ulster Film Festival, the 2008 Galway Film Fleadh and was released in May 2009. In 2008, Macken directed, wrote, edited and acted in his second film, “Dreaming for You,” which was selected for the Los Angeles Short Film Festival and for the 2009 Galway Film Fleadh.

In 2009, Macken directed an hourlong documentary on the Irish fashion industry, “The Fashion of Modeling,” which screened on RTE 2.

About Jill Flint:

Jill Flint plays Jordan Alexander on the NBC medical drama “The Night Shift.”

Smart and passionate, Jordan is a brilliant doctor who was promoted with a mandate to bring order to the emergency room. She finds that her regimented working style conflicts with the chaotic style of fellow E.R. doc TC, who also happens to be her ex-boyfriend.

Flint is possibly best known for her role as Jill Casey in the hit USA Network original series “Royal Pains.”

Flint’s film credits include “Cadillac Records,” with Adrien Brody, “The Women,” with Annette Benning, and “How I Got Lost,” with Rosemarie DeWitt. Additional film credits include “On Broadway,” “Garden State,” and “Fake.” She also appeared in “The Amazing Spider-Man,” opposite Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone.

She also was a recurring guest star on “The Good Wife,” and has appeared as a recurring guest star on “Gossip Girl,” “Nurse Jackie,” “Mercy,” “Six Degrees,” “CSI: Miami,” “Conviction” and “Law & Order: Criminal Intent.”

Flint resides in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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