Is New Amsterdam on tonight, November 8?

Ryan Eggold in New Amsterdam
Ryan Eggold in New Amsterdam (Image credit: NBC)

It’s hard to believe that New Amsterdam is in its fifth and final season. With a limited number of episodes remaining, fans don’t want to miss any of the action. So, is there a new episode of New Amsterdam on tonight, November 8? Here’s what you need to know.

New Amsterdam airs on Tuesday nights at 10 pm ET/PT on NBC following The Voice. However, thanks to the midterm elections happening in the US on November 8, there is no new episode of the show. Instead, NBC has live national and local election coverage throughout the night. 

While networks would prefer to keep their schedules consistent, it helps that events like Election Night are known in advance so they can plan their programming accordingly. In this case, NBC opted to push all of its shows to the following week so as to clear a path for their election coverage. 

New Amsterdam returns next week with a new episode airing November 15. Titled "All the World’s a Stage," here’s the episode’s description: 

"Max discovers a revenue-generating department at the hospital that has serious legal implications; Iggy discovers a janitor with otherworldly talents; Reynolds treats a truly inspirational patient and makes plans for his father."

One of the things that makes New Amsterdam such a special show is that many of the stories follow what’s happening in real life. In addition to the usual emergency situations that bring patients to the hospital, season 5 has featured a number of ripped-from-the-headlines stories, including how the Supreme Court’s ruling on reproductive rights impacts hospitals and healthcare workers. Other themes this season include cost-saving measures, malpractice probes and helping patients grapple with life-altering changes in their lives. 

The November 15 episode is the eighth episode in season 5, which will have a total of 13 episodes. The mid-season finale of New Amsterdam airs Tuesday, November 29.  

Deadline reports that the show returns from its winter hiatus on January 3, with its two-hour series finale of New Amsterdam airing on Tuesday, January 17, at 9 pm ET/PT following the series premiere of the new comedy Night Court

Based on the book Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital by Dr. Eric Manheimer, the series stars Ryan Eggold, Janet Montgomery, Jocko Sims, Tyler Labine, Sandra Mae Frank, Alejandro Hernandez and Gina Gershon. 

You can catch up with all of the latest episodes of New Amsterdam on the Peacock streaming service as long as you are a subscriber.

Sarabeth Pollock
Editorial Content Producer


Sarabeth joined the What to Watch team in May 2022. An avid TV and movie fan, her perennial favorites are The Walking Dead, American Horror Story, true crime documentaries on Netflix and anything from Passionflix. You’ve Got Mail, Ocean's Eleven and Signs are movies that she can watch all day long. She's also a huge baseball fan, and hockey is a new favorite.  

When she's not working, Sarabeth hosts the My Nights Are Booked Podcast and a blog dedicated to books and interviews with authors and actors. She also published her first novel, Once Upon an Interview, in 2022.