How to watch New Amsterdam season 5 episode 2 online — date, time and more

Ryan Eggold as Dr. Max Goodwin in New Amsterdam season 5 episode 1
(Image credit: NEW AMSTERDAM -- "TBD" Episode 501 -- Pictured: Ryan Eggold as Dr. Max Goodwin -- (Photo by: Eric Liebowitz/NBC))

When you watch New Amsterdam season 5 online (yes, you don't need cable), you see the end of the last season, which has already started with a surprise for Dr. Lauren Bloom. But, yes, Max Goodwin (Ryan Eggold) is returning to New Amsterdam Medical Center, one of the oldest public hospitals, but this is the show's last run.

New Amsterdam season 5 channel, premiere date and start time

New Amsterdam season 5 episode 2 airs on Tuesday (Sept. 27)
Time — 10 p.m. ET
• U.S. — Watch on NBC via Sling or Fubo.TV or via Peacock the next day
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free

This time around, though, he has to do it all without his now ex-fiancée Helen Sharpe. Not only did Freema Agyeman leave the show (for now), but their relationship is pretty broken at the moment.

Max is also dealing with the impact of Helen's exit for his young daughter Luna (Opal Chow), as he realizes his personal love life has to come second to her needs. So, while Max focuses on being a dad, he won't have a lack of work at New Amsterdam.

Meanwhile, family is the big word for everyone else at New Amsterdam too. Lauren's sister Vanessa (Kathryn Prescott) is the wild child of the family, and is bringing all sorts of chaos. Floyd (Jocko Sims) has just found the estranged father he's been searching for, and looks to catch up on lost time. 

The season premiere, though, saw Lauren face a surprising moment, as Leyla's told her that she's seeing someone new. This all happened after Lauren had to ask her ex if she could stay in her spare room. 

So, here's how to watch New Amsterdam season 5 online, and check out the trailer for the show:

How to watch New Amsterdam season 5 online from anywhere

Just because NBC isn't available everywhere doesn't mean you can't watch New Amsterdam season 5 online if you're away from home. Watching the show along with the rest of the internet can be pretty easy with the right VPN (virtual private network). You can stream the show from wherever you go.

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How to watch New Amsterdam season 5 online in the US

In the U.S., viewers can watch New Amsterdam season 5 online on Tuesdays. Episode 2 airs on Sept. 27 at 10 p.m. ET / 9 p.m. CT, on NBC.

You could even watch free, if you have a local NBC network that can be accessed with one of the best TV antennas.

If you've already cut the cord, you can watch NBC on a live TV service, like Sling (in select markets), FuboTV, Hulu With Live TV, YouTube TV and DirecTV Stream. 

Of these options, we recommend Sling and FuboTV, two of the best cable TV alternatives

Also, you'll be able to watch New Amsterdam season 5 episodes on line the next day on Peacock. 

Sling TV

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Peacock is the home of the vast NBCUniversal library, including every episode of The Office. In addition to classic movies and TV shows, subscribers can also watch episodes of current NBC series with Peacock Premium. The service also has originals such as Bel-Air, Girls5eva and Angelyne. Save on plan costs with our Peacock TV promo codes.

Can you watch New Amsterdam season 5 online in the UK?

In the U.K., a very-delayed broadcast of New Amsterdam season 5 is expected on Sky. Sky TV packages start at £25 per month, but the thing is, this season isn't expected until 2023.

Americans abroad who want to use the services they already pay for should check out ExpressVPN.

How to watch New Amsterdam season 5 in Canada

Canadians, fortunately, can watch the New Amsterdam season 5 live at the same time as Americans. It airs on GlobalTV, and returns at 10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Sept. 20.

How to watch New Amsterdam season 5 in Australia

Down under, you'll watch New Amsterdam season 5 online on Stan.  It arrives the day after, due to time zones, on Sept. 21.

Stan can be accessed via a wide variety of devices including many smart TVs, iOS and Android phones, Chromecast, Apple TV and more — plus it costs a very reasonable $10 AUD per month . A 30-day FREE trial gives you a taste of the platform.

Henry T. Casey
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Henry is a managing editor at Tom’s Guide covering streaming media, laptops and all things Apple, reviewing devices and services for the past seven years. Prior to joining Tom's Guide, he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. He's also covered the wild world of professional wrestling for Cageside Seats, interviewing athletes and other industry veterans.