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NBC orders nine more episodes of Anupam Kher's 'New Amsterdam'

Press Trust of India  |  Houston 

Kher-starrer medical drama "New Amsterdam" has been picked up for a full season by

The network announced Wednesday that it will have nine more episodes, bringing the total count to 22.

Airing in a prime slot directly after the network's smash-hit "This Is Us", the show premiered 25 and has garnered big ratings since.

An excited Kher, who is currently shooting for the medical drama, tweeted "This is such an exhilarating @NBCNewAmsterdam gets picked up for full season. Additional nine episodes!".

The plays Dr Vijay Kapoor on the show, which also features Ryan Eggold, Freema Agyeman, Janet Montgomery, and

"You notice how different actors approach a scene and it's so much fun. Even the guest stars are brilliant," told

"With every shoot I feel great as this has taken me back to my drama school days, when I would wake up early to learn my lines, however, in this drama, learning medical terms and pronouncing them right, has been a huge challenge," he added.

Apart from his international projects, is also preparing for his next Hindi film "The Accidental Prime Minister", a biopic based on the life of former Indian

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First Published: Thu, October 11 2018. 21:21 IST