When "The Voice" ends on Monday evening, NBC's "The Night Shift" begins.
The hospital drama, a hit for the network last summer, makes its move to mid-season at 10/9c, following the singing competition.
News of the scheduling move came late last year for the cast, and Jill Flint, who plays Dr. Jordan Alexander, told Access Hollywood it left her "jumping up and down with glee."
For Eoin Macken (TC Callahan), being pushed to mid-season was a reflection of the fan support the show garnered last summer.
"I think it's a really great thing for the show because it shows that people wanted to watch and they cared about it and believed in it," he told Access. "So yeah, we're excited about it."
Freddy Rodriguez, who plays hospital executive Ragosa, called the move, "spectacular."
"I think we were just sort of following the ratings at that time and we were incredibly happy because we were the highest rated premiere for NBC in the summer in 14 years, so we were hoping that that would manifest into something positive obviously," Freddy said, when Access asked where they were when they learned the news. "So for us to get moved on Monday nights after 'The Voice' was pretty spectacular."
The Season 2 premiere picks up two months after the events of last year's finale. And, it seems that what Dr. Scott (Scott Wolf) witnessed at the end of Episode 8 -- Jordan and TC looking very, very close – will be explored further.
"I think what you see in the season is the reason why Jordan fell in love with [TC] in the first place," Jill told Access.
"You see more of a development of the relationship and kind of why they both care about each other," Eoin added. "I think the first season was kind of a bit more conflict [with] the two of them and this time you get to see why they genuinely care about each other."
As for Dr. Scott, who moved to San Antonio be with Jordan, Eoin said, "he's there. He's floating around."
In her professional life, Jordan found herself in hot water when she performed a risky procedure that left a patient (who held her hostage) dead, and as the series picks up on Monday, she is under scrutiny.
"We move forward starting Season 2 and she gets suspended and she has some repercussions for that [incident]," Jill said.
Last season, Ragosa was rocked by the news that he had a tumor behind his eye and could lose his vision, and that situation is another plot line set to be addressed.
"We do pick up with that," Freddy said. "[My character] had some health issues towards the end of last season and we see what happens after that issue and how that affects [Ragosa] throughout the season."
Brendan Fehr told Access that his character, Drew, is exploring his life for the first time as an openly gay man.
"At the end of the season my character came out and so we start dealing with his relationship [with Rick] and kind of the effect that has on him," he told Access.
"[Ragosa's] got a big change coming up and so we kind of all flip the relationships a little bit in some way shape or form and it's been exciting to film," Brendan added, of what's next for the characters.
And there's also a new doctor with privileges at the hospital -- "Magic Mike" star Adam Rodriguez will guest start as the Zen-like Dr. Chavez this season.
"The Night Shift" Season 2 premieres Monday at 10/9c on NBC.
-- Jolie Lash