Mercy: TV Show Cancelled by NBC; No Season Two

Mercy canceledAt the start of the season, we wondered which new NBC medical drama had the best chance at survival — Mercy or Trauma. It was hard to decide but now, they’ve both been cancelled anyway.

Mercy follows the lives of three very different nurses at Mercy Hospital in Jersey City. The cast includes Taylor Schilling, Jaime Lee Kirchner, Michelle Trachtenberg, James Tupper, Diego Klattenhoff, Guillermo Diaz, James LeGros, James Van Der Beek, and Delroy Lindo.

The medical drama got off to a pretty poor start last September, attracting a 2.3 rating in the all-important 18-49 demographic and 8.25 million total viewers. Unfortunately, viewership fell even lower from there.

Despite the ratings, NBC ordered a full season of episodes, likely because the network needed the original programming. Though NBC’s Primetime Entertainment President Angela Bromstad said she liked the show creatively, she noted that the show’s ratings had to improve for it to survive.

The ratings didn’t improve. The most recent episode attracted only a 1.1 rating in the demo and 4.01 million viewers.

To no surprise, the Mercy TV show’s now been cancelled. The 22nd and final episode aired last Wednesday, May 12th. Unfortunately, it wasn’t intended to be a series finale and didn’t wrap up the show.

What do you think? Are you sorry to hear that Mercy won’t be back for season two? What would you have liked to have seen happen?

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  1. Kelsey says

    Should have never stopped this show !!! Me and my family all loved it and the ending totally left me In suspense then I find out there’s no second season !!!!! I was so mad I want a second season :(

    • JB says

      I’m enjoying it too but at this point the main actress from Mercy is the central character in the popular series Orange is the New Black, so there’s not a chance of reunion.

  2. Yes says

    Great show. Never heard of it until Hulu and I’m invested in the characters and their lives. This is great! Please come back!!!

  3. Nicd says

    I didn’t know that there was only one season of Mercy until after I had finished watching the first season !!!! I am totally invested in the characters and I am totally bummed ! Let’s keep this going and give us a completed story ! It’s cruel to leave us hanging like this !

  4. Steph says

    This show was very relatable and interesting, a nurses version of greys anatomy. Season two should be made and aired in Australia.

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