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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  1. Disappointed says

    I was wondering what happend to this show… I’ve been waiting for it to come back and couldn’t figure out what was taking so long. I’m really disappointed that this show was canceled. It was a great show. :-(

  2. christopher says

    I was a big fan of “ER” and “Trauma” was even the top of my favorite shows to watch…I’m still left hanging to what happened to Rabbit….plz continue the saga of “Trauma”!

  3. Jenifer Harrison says

    Bring it back at least tie up the loose strings, don’t leave us fans hanging like you did on the Gilmore Girls some of us would really appreciate some kind of ending not just buh bye

  4. gloria says

    Please bring back Trauma, it was one of my favorite shows to come home to after a long day at work, I really miss watching this series.

  5. josh says

    I am an emt and firefighter in a local town and even though it wasn’t exactly by the books it was a great show to watch. My wife and team mates all agree!!!!!

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