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'The Night Shift' hopes to keep audience with diverse cast

When Chicago-born Freddy Rodriguez was offered a role in a 2012 pilot for hospital drama, he took the gig and just hoped for the best. But after NBC's "The Night Shift" finally began airing last summer, surprising critics with its strong ratings, the network ordered another season. Rodriguez then was bombarded on social media by adoring fans that had been following his career since his days as Rico Diaz in HBO's "Six Feet Under." The sleeper hit "The Night Shift" returns for a second season Monday and producers hope the unexpected social media push and its diverse cast will keep viewers coming back. Set in San Antonio and filmed in Albuquerque,...

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