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Save Me: Cancelled Show Episodes Won’t Air

Save Me cancelled on NBCNBC aired only seven episodes of Save Me but 13 episodes were supposedly ordered in May 2012. What happened?

Well, it seems that 13 installments were indeed produced of the Anne Heche comedy but the network opted to only air the pilot and episodes eight through 13. The Futon Critic suggests that the unaired episodes are likely the ones that were shot before Alexa Junge was replaced as showrunner by Darlene Hunt.

Unfortunately, the peacock network has no plans to air the cancelled show’s remaining episodes.

Though there were some devoted viewers, Save Me did very poorly in the ratings and averaged only a 0.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 2.78 million viewers. The series finale was the lowest-rated episode.

A complete series set of Save Me may be released on DVD at some point but no plans have been announced thus far.

What do you think? Did you like Save Me? Would you buy the series set on DVD or on iTunes?

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nathalie September 23, 2013 at 10:23 pm

I just look at the series and i loved it i was sad that it didn’t go with all 13 episodes and i would like to have the season in dvd with all 13 episodes in it please .

I think tha 2.93 millions people was enough to let the show continue it’s not 1000 or 2000 but 2.93 million people please let it be the 6 episodes left and a season 2 please please please……. a very much fan of the series …….xxx

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Cindy September 20, 2013 at 3:11 pm

I loved this show. I would love to see it come back.

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Roseanne Sauers September 16, 2013 at 1:08 am

I heard about the show, can’t remember how, and really enjoyed it. I’m always trying
to teach my granddaughter good life lessons (she’s 15) so I had her watch on my DVR
and she got hooked and watched all the ones that were shown. We were both disappointed to learn that it was cancelled and left us up in the air and wanting more.

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Patricia September 11, 2013 at 8:39 pm

I think NBC is totally crazy for canceling Save Me, I loved it as did my family.
Network executives don’t seem to know what good programming is anymore.
Afternoons we now have a new program “The Test” it is just ridiculous…
I sure hope another network picks it up, so sad that they don’t even give a show a chance.

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frenchy September 9, 2013 at 11:34 pm

Yes, Save Me IS a good show. NBC execs are becoming famous for tossing out the best shows, opting instead for total mediocrity. It either shows their contempt for our intelligence or reveals a truth about theirs. Don’t forget about Harry’s Law; one of NBC’s highest rated programs cancelled because they wanted a “younger demographic !!?” That show had literally EVERY age group represented. NBC…YOU NEED TO PURGE & RESTRUCTURE.

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michelle September 9, 2013 at 7:32 am

Do the ratings include DVRing a show? I watched Save Me its entire run, but recorded it. I loved the show. It was thoughtful, yet light-hearted and, in my opinion not preachy. It showed goodness, which is so needed especially after watching the evening news! I wish too that another network would pick it up because I know I would watch it! Save Me was a different type of show to watch and that in of itself was great…it wasn’t the same show with a different title…it was unique and missed!

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Gerry August 16, 2013 at 2:06 pm

I loved the show. I didn’t think I would when I started watching but got hooked quickly. It was very funny and I loved the lessons that it taught. Especially the underlying lesson in the episode where she was trying to save the hospital. God is always turning what we think is bad into something good…Changing the hearts of people not always the situation or circumstances that we are experiencing. I am sadden that it has been cancelled.

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Jim August 8, 2013 at 9:28 pm

No wonder nobody watches NBC anymore. This leaves Community as the only good show on the network.

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Paige August 2, 2013 at 10:30 pm

The media blitz needed to be stronger. The timing needed to be better (i.e. fall line-up). It was funny, smartly written, and well acted. I am really disappointed to know it isn’t coming back. There really wasn’t another comedy on TV like it. Even if you don’t believe in God, you could see the humor in Beth’s struggles to take direction.

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Amber July 29, 2013 at 4:09 pm

Joseph: I agree completely! Makes me wonder, “What exactly did I miss?”! I also agree with Marcus: Maybe this show would’ve faired better in their Fall lineup!

As a mom/wife I DVR most shows, because 7-10PM (Central) is always dinner, bath, bed-time, in our home. I started watching ‘Save Me’ a few weeks in, when they were airing 2 episodes per weekly time slot. Then it dropped to one/week, so I’d wondered what took over. Then, I kept waiting for it to come back, & finally had to look it up to see it was canceled! 

NBC was my favorite network back in the late 90′s,,, “If I could only watch one channel for a year, it’d be NBC hands down!” I’d tell people! The last few years, it seems to me, the Peacock is “Holding Try-Outs” for shows, & then not really giving them much of a chance! Take ‘Ready For Love’ for example. My husband, who is not much of a program watcher, was even really into that one, then all of a sudden, 3 episodes in, it’s gone! No way to even get the remaining episodes On Demand in our area, (I think you can buy them, though I want to watch on my wide-screen, not my iPad!). And, for the NBC shows that DO seem to ‘Make the Cut’, I’d categorize as primarily Slap-Stick kinds of comedies, which I find to be a complete waste of time & brain cells! 

I’m beginning to think NBC is using Mid-Season & Summer to run shows which were produced, but didn’t make the cut, for whatever reason, into Fall Premier Season(s). Then bringing them out only as other shows get axed and time slots need filling. Again, a ‘Try-Out’ of some sort?!?! Which, I suppose, all networks need a back up plan of some sort! 

Anyone remember NBC’s ‘The Firm’ & ‘Awake’ from last year? Now those were two really great programs, I thought! Of course, you had to watch, and actually THINK during them! But maybe that’s what the exec’s are going for these days?!?! Shows where the audience can play ‘Beer Pong’ & not miss anything? 

Hey, NBC: How about actually giving your higher end 18-49 demo something to watch & actually DISCUSS over those water coolers?!?! I just hope ‘The Blacklist’ makes it all the way to May 2014 & beyond! Now THAT looks interesting!

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Barbara July 28, 2013 at 5:03 am

It was a great show! I wish another network would pick it up I also would like do no harm to be picked up. nbc is getting real close to being on my discontinued list.

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Marcus July 28, 2013 at 1:47 am

This is sad……Save Me was hilarious. A non- laugh track comedy that was smartly written and well acted. I didn’t watch it when it aired, but downloaded the first episode on iTunes for free and loved it so I bought all the episodes they released. This show could have been a hit if they would have put in it in their normal season by some of their chestnuts. R.I.P. Save Me.

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Joseph July 28, 2013 at 12:33 am

Wow, they only aired the LATTER half of the run? NBC actually skipped from the pilot to so far into the series that it, in all likelihood glosses over any narrative progress the show may have made in the preceding installments?

They really thought the show was THAT bad, huh? Wow.

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Angus July 27, 2013 at 10:57 pm

I didn’t expect to like this show, but actually found it pretty funny.

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Sarah July 27, 2013 at 10:21 pm

They managed to cancel the only sitcom I like. It seems to be a trend for them.

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