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Kidnapped: NBC Orders the Last Episode

Jeremy Sisto and cast of Kidnapped on NBCRight out of the gate, NBC has not been pleased with the performance of one of its newest serial dramas, Kidnapped.As a result, the peacock network has decided to cut the story short — but thankfully won’t leave viewers hanging.

Kidnapped is a new series that tells the story of a wealthy New York City couple (Timothy Hutton and Dana Delany) whose teenage son (Will Denton) is abducted and, the investigative team assigned to find him (headed by an ex-FBI operative played by Jeremy Sisto).

The series premiere of Kidnapped on September 20, 2006 garnered a mediocre 7.5 million viewers, losing to a repeat of Grey’s Anatomy by three million viewers. The second and third episodes dipped even lower with 6.3 million viewers each.

As a result, NBC will move Kidnapped to Saturday nights (beginning October 21, 2006). They’ve also decided to shorten the planned 22 episode order to 13 episodes. Fortunately, with such advance notice, the Kidnapped creative team will be able to make use of a contingency plan which will allow them to wrap up the kidnapping mystery by the end of 13 episodes.

It’s unfortunate that the series won’t have as many episodes but at least fans won’t be left hanging (unlike fans of last year’s Reunion series). Since NBC is still struggling for ratings and Saturday night viewership expectations are so low, it’s a pretty sure bet that all 10 of the remaining episodes will be allowed to air. TV Series Finale home page

 

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suzee August 13, 2007 at 4:43 pm

this is an absolutely fantastic show;acting & storyline so far above average it was a very welcome relief–now its canceled–thats usually what happens to nbc shows so im going back to cbs & fox for the good shows–i dont know about other locales,but here in tucson,az kvoa4 ran the show at 2:30am on mondays,only way to see it was to record it & i found out the show time by accident–once again this show was great,hopefully network will reconsider

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krosspberg June 7, 2007 at 7:23 am

I can not believe you left everyone hanging on this.My husband and I really enjoyed watching this show and then to just take it off the air like that, without an ending!!! This is why we don’t watch NBC !!!

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loredana May 27, 2007 at 6:50 am

What’s new? Remember Millenium? Same thing. I don’t know who rates these shows but they have no clue about what people like. They keep canceling good series but leave crappy reality shows (shall I mention the titles?) on for ever. I wonder if people realize what the TV is actually feeding our brains, or better, are we aware of what they are feeding us?

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Abby April 18, 2007 at 11:25 am

Just echoing what everybody else has said basically as they’re telling the truth. Kidnapped was a great show and it’s a shame to see it end so soon because its a show with great potential. SHAME TO SEE IT END!!

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