Trauma: NBC TV Show Cancelled (for the Second Time); No Season Two

Trauma cancelledTo no surprise whatsoever, NBC has cancelled their Monday night medical TV show, Trauma — for real this time.

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.

The NBC series got off to a poor start last fall with just a 2.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 6.68 million viewers. The ratings fell from there and the show was essentially cancelled when the network decided not to order additional episodes beyond the initial baker’s dozen.

Then, in large part because the show was still in production and NBC needed additional original programming, the network ordered an additional seven episodes. Viewership continued to fall and NBC cut back their additional order to five installments. The last one aired on April 26th.

Though NBC has a lot of slots to fill on the 2010-11 schedule, Trauma’s ratings were just too low to pay for a second season. It’s been cancelled after 18 episodes.

Though devoted fans may mourn the series’ demise, a consolation might be that they got five more episodes than the ratings realistically warranted.

What do you think? Are you sorry to hear that Trauma won’t be back next season? Any thoughts on how you would have wrapped up the series?

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  1. Gil says

    Just watched all of Season 1, CANNOT believe there are no more… PLEEEEEZ bring them back! Excellent storyline and brilliant believable acting.

  2. Sherri-Ann, Emergency Room RN says

    I loved this show, the locale (I’m from there), the actors, the characters. Please bring it back!!! I think about the show often and I miss it!!!!!

  3. Nancy says

    Sick of all these reality shows, trauma had wonderful actors and a great storyline, just bought and watched season 1 and I am left wanting more !!!

  4. Ashley says

    I LOVE this show!! How could they cancel it? It is such a great medical drama!! Please bring back trauma and make a second season!! Give it one more chance. It is one of the best shows I have seen in a long time!!

  5. Melissa says

    What a great show , My 14 year old and 10 year old loved it. that’s one house you disappointed three people. Bring back Trauma…..

  6. erica says

    This was excellent,was waiting for a second series,have only just seen that this was cancelled due to poor reviews,what are the Americans watching if not this!!!!

  7. Patrick says

    It seems that sometimes the networks sabotage a shows success by the time slot and day they put it in. This was by far one of the best shows of it’s type. Certainly beats the sitcoms and some of the over drama crap. Guess it just had too much great action and story lines.

  8. Natasha says

    Everytime a great series comes along, it seems that for some reason or another it gets cancelled. It really sucks that this happens. Being a former paramedic myself, this series was very true to life situtations that those who have been involved with the front line treatments of those in need. I really hope that there is a chance that this series will once again continue. Very Disappointed !!!!!!!

  9. kristia says

    This show was one of the best. I watched the whole series yesterday and it was owesome! Please bring back TRAUMA!!!!!

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  11. Caitlin says

    Seriously, bring this **** back!! Its amazing!! Just give it more than one season to take off! Put more commercials for it out there, do whatever the **** it takes, just please bring it back! I love medical shows & this one is one of the decent ones.

  12. Samantha says

    you seriously cant leave veiwers hanging like that!! Finish the series probably and BRING BACK TRAUMA!!!

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