The Night Shift: Eoin Macken, Freddy Rodriguez Preview Medical Show

Entertainment May. 27, 2014 AT 6:30AM

On NBC's new medical drama The Night Shift, San Antonio Memorial Hospital's top docs don't clock out once the late-night hours kick in. As it turns out, they're just getting started!

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"There's a lot of drama—a lot of high-octane intensity," Eoin Macken (best known from BBC's Merlin) says in a preview of the series, which follows his character, ex-Army doctor TC Callahan, as he battles flashbacks from his time serving in Afghanistan while treating patients stateside. "It's kind of like M.A.S.H.-meets-E.R."

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Along for the ride at San Antonio Memorial are TC's best friend and former Army buddy, Topher (Ken Leung), and Drew (Brendan Fehr).

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The Good Wife's Jill Flint also appears as TC's ex-girlfriend Dr. Jordan Alexander, but it's not the past relationship baggage that bugs TC most: It's his boss, Michael Ragosa (Freddy Rodriguez).

Eoin Macken (T.C. Callahan, right) and Freddy Rodriguez (Michael Ragosa) butt heads as a doctor and his boss on NBC's new drama The Night Shift.
Eoin Macken (T.C. Callahan, right) and Freddy Rodriguez (Michael Ragosa) butt heads as a doctor and his boss on NBC's new drama The Night Shift.
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"[Our show] is like the whole idea that when a full Moon comes out, weird stuff happens. Like, that's when all the crazies come out," admits Macken, whose character isn't afraid to get into a physical altercation or two with Ragosa when it comes to acting in his patients' best interests. "There's a lot of drama, but the show still has this sense of hope."

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For more of what to expect on The Night Shift, watch the preview clip above before the series premieres Tuesday, May 27 at 10 p.m. (EST) on NBC.

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