Trauma: Rabbit (Cliff Curtis) Still Hoping for Season Two

Cliff CurtisFans of NBC’s Trauma series have had a season of ups and downs. The TV show got off to a poor start in the ratings and then was essentially cancelled when NBC decided not to purchase any episodes beyond the initial 13 installments. Later, because the peacock network needed additional original programming, they kept it in production and ordered an additional seven episodes.

Unfortunately, the show’s ratings got worse and worse and NBC later cut the final episode order to 18 installments. Last night’s was the last. Looking at the ratings, it’s hard to imagine that NBC would consider ordering another season of Trauma.

Still, one of the show’s star’s, Cliff Curtis (Rabbit), remains hopeful that Trauma will be back for year two and refused to let the show’s prospects influence his work. He recently spoke to USAWeekend and here’s a portion of that conversation…

Have you got any word on if Trauma will get a second season?
We’re still in the mix despite all reports of being cancelled. I’m still contracted till May 17, which will be the day I find out what I’m doing. They haven’t cut me loose to go and take first position on any other projects. We’re all watching.

Would your first choice be to have another year of Rabbit?
I love Rabbit as a character, he’s fantastic. We can get better – we’ve come a long way and we started off with a very broad concept: Basically taking a female-skewed audience of a genre show, a medical show, and skewing it toward the male audience. The pendulum swang a little too far in that direction, we’re pulling it back the other way, and we’re getting really good.

That must have been pretty disheartening to hear the rumors in the fall of Trauma being cancelled and left for dead.
I skipped over all of that because I didn’t want to focus on it. That is not going to help me enjoy my work and is not going to help enjoy my life. Rabbit as a character is somebody who despite all of his flaws and all the tragedy happening around him, he’s just a fun guy in a lot of ways. He’s not the brightest guy at times – he’s got room to grow in terms of how he approaches life, and that’s what keeps me interested in him as an actor. But I just really love his enthusiasm for life. I really admire people who are clear about what they love, and they just go for it. That’s really helped me as an actor to think, “You know, I’m gonna approach it with the same attitude.” People can say what they say. I’m loving my job, loving my work, love the people around me, and I’m going to come to work every day and have the best time I can.

What do you think? Do you think Trauma has a chance at returning? If it is cancelled, would you like to see Curtis (or even “Rabbit”) to land on another series?

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  1. christine says

    I just started watching Trauma online and am totally in love with it. I live in San Francisco and the city scenes are terrific. The actors are so great, especially Rabbit and Tyler. I can’t believe it was only on for one season. If the show had been on a cable channel such as TNT or USA, instead of a network like NBC, I bet it would have done better and gotten picked up for a second season. I’m looking forward to seeing the rest of the episodes.

  2. Tippy says

    I watched all these shows and I hate where they stopped on it. It left you hanging wondering what was going to happen next concerning Rabbit and Nancy’s characters. By the time I got to that last show I hated to see it end. I hope they pick this show back up. It reminds me a lot of Emergency and ER. I liked the all the characters. I’m sad to see it go. It was a great show.

  3. Melody McHaley says

    Loved it! The characters were hilarious and dramatic. The drama was perfect. Not too much, and not to little. Would love for it to come back. I love Tyler and Cameron together as friends. They’re friendship was heart warming and hilarious.

  4. lisa Benson says

    I didn’t know this show had aired in 2009 I got to see season 1 on dvd that someone lent us I really don’t even recall hearing about it back then however I didn’t have cable then I chose to live without it. What I am trying to say is why not give it another shot maybe another network could take it on and try out season 1 again for all of us who missed it and then talk about season 2. I was surprised how into the show I got and how I couldn’t stop watching it. Now I have seen the last episode of season one and so so dissapointed there is no second season I have learned alot from watching this show and it deserves one more kick at the can

  5. James says

    I love this show to death. I watched it on t.v. when it aired and recently added it on netflix. Im gettin ready to watch the season all over again for the 3rd time. This series is inspiring in many ways, and truth be told has helped me with-in my own life to accept problems and learn to deal with it. NBC cut the series at a point where people like me who love the show, is wondering whats gonna happen between rabbit & nancy. NBC needs to order more shows, because the show will top ratings, they’ve got more money than they know what to do with so why not?

  6. skyemists says

    I am watching the first season on streaming netflix, and I will be really sad to see it go, I think they had some of the best stunts and effects that I had seen in a very long time, the characters were engaging, and the guys weren’t SO good looking that they were unbelievable, yet good looking enough to keep me watching……..sad to see it go.

  7. yumyum says

    i really love trauma especially glenn and rabbit. they should create a season 2 for this one. the last episode was nice..i wanna know what would rabbit do after nancy kissed glenn.

    • noel says

      yes, me too. sad to know that this show did not go well on ratings. trauma is a great show and i love the cast all of them. i wish to see the good doctor jo back..

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