On Monday May 4th, NBC’s medical drama The Night Shift welcomes special guests Trace Adkins, Dr. Jill Biden and First Lady Michelle Obama for a special episode to promote the White House’s Joining Forces initiative. Cast members Robert Bailey Jr, Eoin Macken and Jill Flint joined Dr. Biden and the First Lady to make a PSA promoting the program.
Eoin: “In New Mexico, we have an awful lot of crew and a lot of extras and a lot of people who work on the show who are veterans. What’s really important about this show is that it highlights these vets who come back and are able to get through any problems they’ve had with PTSD and they’ve managed to do something really positive. We’re portraying vets in a very positive light.”
Eoin: “Having Trace Adkins was cool. His character came in to work with the vets and he ended up being a catalyst for Topher’s character to going back to Afghanistan. So in a way Trace’s character sets off this chain of events that kind of reverberates through the next few episodes.”