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Each fall a slew of new primetime network shows appear.  As we welcome back our old favorites, we have the opportunity to see some new programs. There are two new shows take place in NYC that have created some major buzz, Manifest and New Amsterdam. Both shows are on NBC and premiered this fall. While critics and audiences have given Manifest good reviews, it seems that audiences like New Amsterdam more than critics. Here is quick rundown of each show’s plot.

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Manifest (NBC, Mondays at 10 PM EST)

Critics have dubbed it the new Lost. I never watched that show so I can’t comment on how true that statement is but Manifest is definitely interesting. Flight 828 lands in New York after what seems like a regular flight. The passengers soon find out that the flight they though was a few hours actually took over 5 years. All their friends and family took them for dead and have moved on and gotten older. But each passenger looks the same as they did 5 years ago. The series isn’t just about everyone dealing with the return. Some passengers discover they have special abilities and have to deal with that aspect as well. This could be a really good show as long as they don’t get too corny with it.

New Amsterdam (NBC, Tuesdays at 10 PM EST)

New Amsterdam is another hospital show, but we love a good hospital drama.  The show is about a fictional public hospital in NYC which was inspired by the memoir’s of Dr. Eric Manheimer.  Eric is a former medical director at Bellevue Hospital, the oldest public hospital in the US. Like all American hospital dramas, it focuses on the relationships between doctors, patients and medical bureaucracies. Critics don’t put it in the same league as ER or House but I actually like it more. This hospital story may not be unique but I enjoy the characters and story lines so far.  I look forward to seeing where they will go with this one.

Did I miss any great shows this fall, let us know in the comments.

Louise Rizzo / Louise@NYNJ.COM / © NYNJ.COM