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A Gifted Man: Will It Be Cancelled or Renewed?

A Gifted Man canceled or renewedWill A Gifted Man be cancelled or renewed for a second season? As the show winds down for 2011-12, that’s the big question for fans of the CBS TV series. In a recent interview, executive producer Neal Baer shared his thoughts but first, let’s look at the show’s ratings.

For those who came in late, A Gifted Man revolves around a self-absorbed and talented surgeon who starts questioning the purpose of his life when he’s visited by the spirit of his deceased ex-wife. The cast includes Patrick Wilson, Jennifer Ehle, Margo Martindale, Liam Aiken, Julie Benz, Pablo Schreiber, Rachelle Lefevre, Afton Williamson, Eriq La Salle, and Mike Doyle.

The series debuted back in September to a disappointing 1.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 9.45 million total viewers. The premiere matched now-cancelled Medium’s 2010 opener in the demo but did improve in total viewership. Week two saw Gifted Man drop to a 1.2 in the demo and 8.18 million. The numbers stayed at those levels for several weeks but then perked up to a 1.3 in the demo.

The season to date has a 1.3 average and 8.34 million total viewers. It’s easily the network’s weakest drama — in both the demo and total viewership — even when the Friday night timelot is taken into account. Medium was cancelled with a 1.4 demo average. With an abundance of stronger programming, A Gifted Man is certain to be cancelled after all 16 episodes have aired.

TV show supportIn speaking with TV Guide, Baer however remains optimistic and shared, “[CBS] really likes the show, and we haven’t talked about the future at all except trying to just do great episodes… They’re very supportive of the show and I know they really like it, so we’re very hopeful about coming back in the fall.”

Because Baer and company are betting that the show won’t be cancelled, some storylines will be left unresolved in the season finale. Baer noted, “There’s plenty to hope for and wonder about… There are definitely questions about what will happen in relationships in the future.”

What do you think? Do you think that A Gifted Man should be cancelled or renewed for season two? Should the storylines have been wrapped up in the season (likely series) finale?

 

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Ruth February 20, 2014 at 10:36 pm

I just finished watching the 16 episodes on Netflix. Enjoyed this show very much and would even consider paying for the episodes. At minimum you should have one more season. Great show.

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Dude November 6, 2013 at 10:42 pm

Absolutely must renew the show !

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Sadelyn May 1, 2013 at 10:07 pm

Pleaseeeeeeee renew this show!!! It is one of the greatest most breath taking shows that I have ever watched! I’m hooked

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Kasia April 30, 2013 at 4:56 am

Renew it thank you

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Phyl April 14, 2013 at 12:55 pm

YOU MUST BRING THIS SHOW BACK FOR ANOTHER SEASON…. IT IS SUPERIOR TO ANYTHING I HAVE EVER WATCHED BEFORE… IT IS INTELLIGENT TV VIEWING…. IT IS VERY ACCURATE MEDICALLY SPEAKING, AND INTENSE DRAMA ALSO!…. I LOVE THE INTERACTION BETWEEN THE ASSISTANT RN AND DR HOLT!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THE SHOW, ONLY DISCOVERED IT THIS WEEK ON NETFLIX! YOU BRING THE HUMBLE SIDE OUT IN A DOCTOR THAT PEOPLE NEED TO DISCOVER!!! PLEASE BRING THIS SHOW BACK!!! PHYL.

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Phyl April 14, 2013 at 12:50 pm

OH MY GOODNESS, JUST FINISHED WATCHING THE WHOLE SERIES, I AM HOOKED… YOU HAVE TO MAKE A SEASON TWO!!!! IT IS INTELLIGENT AND CAPTIVATING… MUCH BETTER THAN THE REALITY CRAP THAT IS ON TV NOWADAYS! I LOVE IT!

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Jennifer March 14, 2013 at 10:17 pm

I really like the show. Please don’t cancel it. I am looking forward to the next season.

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PIAOWAKA C. WINDWOLF March 13, 2013 at 2:11 pm

The Gifted Man is one of the most memorable TV shows on television right now. Its highly creative plots and engaging believable characters makes it one of the most moral and ethical shows on TV.

The Gifted Man shows you the differences between values, morals and ethics, The Gifted Man provides behavioral rules. It may seem like splitting hairs, but the differences can be important when persuading the TV viewers.

The Gifted Man shows values are the rules by which they make decisions about right and wrong, should and shouldn’t, good and bad. The Gifted Man also shows us which are more or less important, which is useful when they have to trade off meeting one value over another.

The Gifted Man shows that morals have a greater social element to values and tend to have a very broader acceptance. The Gifted man is about that morals are far more about good and bad than other values. The Gifted Man shows us that we thus judge others more strongly on morals than values. The shows motivation is based on ideas of
what is right and wrong.

The Gifted Man shows that you can have professional ethics, but you seldom hear about professional morals. The Gifted Man shows that ethics tend to be codified into a formal system or set of rules which are explicitly adopted by a group of people. Thus you have medical ethics. Ethics are thus internally defined and adopted, whilst this show states that morals tend to be externally and uses a balance of both with dealing with themselves and their patients.

The Gifted Man shows when someone is being unethical, and it states clearly that they are being unprofessional and that it is a significant insult and perceived personally to what they as a team are trying to achieve.

The Gifted Man has a system of moral values: It states that “An ethic of service is at war with a craving for caring” The Gifted Man shows the standards governing the conduct of their persons or the members of a their profession.

The Gifted Man shows that ethics of principled convictions asserted intended is the most important factor, caring about others. The cast shows that if you have good principles, then you will act ethically.

The Gifted Man shows a team working with ethics of responsibility that challenges this, saying that you must understand the consequences of your decisions and actions and answer to them, not just your high-minded principles. The medical maxim ‘do no harm’, for example, is based in the outcome-oriented ethics of responsibility. And this show highly show this with honor to the medical profession as it really show be.

The Gifted Man shows the members of the team understand the differences between the values, morals and ethics of the other person. If there is conflict between these, the team does not hide it from themselves and then carefully uses this as a lever to help others.

The Gifted Man’s team does not transgress the other person’s morals, takes them into consideration and then as a team resolves what needs to be done.

The Gifted Man’s team talks about professional ethics and puts its audience on a high moral platform and encourages the viewer to join them and the viewers looks up to them for this very reason.

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Beth March 2, 2013 at 10:02 pm

I love this show!! I wish you would bring it back for more seasons. Since I have beenr researching online for season two I have seen so many say they would have followed the show on CBS had they known about it but hadn’t discoverd the show until watching it on Netflix. We love this sgow I wish you’d bring it back I just know so many more of us would watch it now that we know about it.

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Mari February 28, 2013 at 9:30 am

Please renew this show, best show ever!!!!!!!!

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Pam February 2, 2013 at 9:23 pm

If I had known it before, I would have watched it religiously. I’ve watched it on Netflix, stayed up late to finish 16 episodes of it! I loved it, and still hopes for a second season or at least wrap-up issues before ending it.

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Kate January 31, 2013 at 8:19 pm

BEST SHOW EVER!!! Why cancell it? it is our familys show every friday and i have watched it so many times on netfix i have memorized the shows!!

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