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Trauma: NBC Ends Season Early, Gone for Good?

TraumaThe saga of NBC’s medical disaster series continues.

Trauma revolves around a group of brave first responder paramedics in San Francisco. The high-action series is populated by an ensemble cast that includes Derek Luke, Cliff Curtis, Anastasia Griffith, Kevin Rankin, Aimee Garcia, Billy Lush, Jamey Sheridan, and Taylor Kinney.

Back in October, NBC indicated they weren’t ordering any additional episodes of Trauma beyond the initial 13 episode order, effectively cancelling the series. Then, in the wake of the failure of The Jay Leno Show, they ordered seven more episodes to fill primetime space.

When Trauma returned to the NBC schedule after a three month hiatus, the ratings were even worse than they were back in November. If the execs weren’t happy with the ratings before, they were very likely regretting their decision to order additional installments.

According to the Futon Critic, NBC has now cut their additional episode order from seven to five installments. That brings the season total to 18 episodes.

The last episode of the season, and almost certainly the series, will air on April 26th. No word yet if the producers adapted episode 18 so that it could serve as a series finale or if viewers will be left hanging.

What do you think? Are you sorry that Trauma’s episode order has been cut? Are you holding onto hope that it will be back for season two?

 

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Nancey November 11, 2012 at 5:34 am

NBC would be stupid not to bring Trauma back. If we got the word out that this show was coming back, I’m positive so many more people would watch. I watch all kinds of medical shows including ER and Grey’s Anatomy, but by FAR this one was the best. It is a shame they ended it, and all I have to say is BRING TRAUMA BACK!

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RichardH April 20, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Trauma was one of the best medical shows of its kind since Emergency. The characters were believable and real, especially Kevin. NBC needs to learn when to put on shows at the right time so they’ll survive. Trauma could have been on as long as Emergency was, if not longer.

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Bert October 18, 2011 at 5:28 pm

I loved the show I just finished watching all 18 episodes they were all great I want to see more made I loved the show could not stop watching it until I saw them all!! It is as good as any TV show I’ve seen and it was better than a lot of the movies there making now how about a movie or a follow up series to let us know what is going on now!! A special thanks to the cast and crew for a great Job well done I am a well rounded critic I watched Mash at the theater and loved it I loved bullet when I saw it at the theater I loved American Graffiti too I thought Hard Times was a great movie too to name just a few of the the wonderful movies I’ve enjoyed in my life!! PLEASE BRING TRAUMA BACK FOR ME AND ALL THE FANS THAT LOVED IT WE PROMISE TO WATCH IT!!….Thanks,….Bert

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tina July 11, 2011 at 2:52 pm

BRING TRAUMA BACK !!!! WATCHED EVERY EPISODE N LOVED IT WAS BETTER THAN GREY’S ANATOMY N OTHERS N ACTUALLY PUT MEDICS IN REAL LIGHT LIKE THINGS HAPPEN GOOD N BAD NOTHIN IS EVER PERFECT N GLAD SUMONE ACTUALLY PERTRAYED IT I HAVE EVERY EPISODE ON NET FLIX N WATCHED ALL N WOULD LOVE MORE !!!!!!!!!!! WHY IS EVERYTIME SUMONE GETS HOOKED ON A SHOW N U UP N CUT THE GOOD ONES N THROW OTHER BS IN IT’S PLACE WTF!!!!!!!

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Anonymous June 14, 2011 at 7:23 am

BRING TRAUMA BACK……I sat and watched the whole season 1 on netflix in 3 days……I LOVE this show i believe its better than Greys Anatomy which I have been watching since day 1. Why do you always cancel shows after the first season? I watched Off the Map also and you did the same thing…..You also end them with us hanging on uuugggggg

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