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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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Heather H July 21, 2014 at 9:03 pm

Love this show watched on hulu in 3 days. I cant believe its over.

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heather July 18, 2014 at 3:33 pm

I love this show. I didn’t see it when it aired, but i watched the whole season on Hulu in about a week. It’s awesome. I think they should bring it back, especially now that a lot of the characters have been in Orange is the New Black.

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heather July 18, 2014 at 3:34 pm

Or rather, the actors, not the characters.

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Rosanna July 16, 2014 at 11:31 pm

Please bring it back my family really enjoys the show

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stephanie July 16, 2014 at 12:23 pm

Please bring back the show!!! I love it!

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Tammy July 12, 2014 at 8:20 pm

Loved the show, please bring it back. Hope to see Mike win his wife back.

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Anonymous July 12, 2014 at 8:37 am

Please please bring this show back

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Debi July 16, 2014 at 7:31 pm

At least bring it back for like a two hour special to wrap up what happened, episode 22 totally left anyone who love the show hanging and we deserve to have a wrap up.

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