While CBS has plenty of crime and procedural shows, the network doesn’t have any medical dramas. Now, they’ve introduced Good Sam to the schedule. Will it be just what the programming doctor ordered and draw big ratings or will it be DOA? Will Good Sam be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned. *Status Update Below.
A medical drama series, the Good Sam TV show stars Sophia Bush, Jason Isaacs, Skye P. Marshall, Michael Stahl-David, Omar Maskati, Davi Santos, Wendy Crewson, and Edwin Hodge. In the story, Doctor Sam Griffith (Bush) is a gifted heart surgeon who excels in her new leadership role as chief of surgery at Lakeshore Sentinel Hospital. The former chief of surgery, her former boss and renowned father, Doctor Rob “Griff” Griffith (Isaacs), had fallen into a coma. When Griff wakes up months later demanding to resume his duties, Sam is tasked with supervising this egotistical expert with a scalpel who never acknowledged his daughter’s stellar talent. As Griff defies Sam’s authority and challenges her medical expertise, the big question becomes whether this father and daughter will ever be able to mend their own relationship as expertly as they heal the hearts of their patients.
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Note: These are the final national ratings, including all live+same day viewing and DVR playback (through 3:00 AM). Early fast affiliate ratings (estimates) are indicated with an “*”. While these numbers don’t include further delayed or streaming viewing, they are a very good indicator of how a show is performing, especially when compared to others on the same channel. There can be other economic factors involved in a show’s fate, but typically the higher-rated series are renewed and the lower-rated ones are cancelled.
What do you think? Do you like the Good Sam TV series on CBS? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a second season?
*5/13/22 update: Good Sam has been cancelled so there won’t be a second season on CBS.
I loved this show! Jason Isaacs and Sophia Bush played their characters beautifully and loved how they sçhemed to get back at each other. Shows like Big Brother and Surviver are not but crap but they’re getting renewed. Go figure.
I love the show and it should be renewed
I felt the beginning episodes were just awful, unrealistic and contrived. The show improved but never gained an audience. Even when Chicago PD is in repeat mode it still pulls in a larger audience while Good Sam’s season average is 0.26. It is the lowest rated of all scripted shows on CBS. If it gets renewed for a second season I will be surprised.
I loved Sophie Bush on Chicago pd, this show is not a good fit for her.
Couldn’t get thru the first episode. It was so contrived and poorly acted that I just could not watch.
Cancel this show. It’s unrealistic, and the acting is horrible.
Too unrealistic and too much bickering. The father sleeping with her best friend is too much
Like nails on a chalkboard.
Omg do not cancel this show! It is amazing. I just love bush, the family dynamics, the dram a, the acting its all good. It’s one of my favorite shows!
Cancel. The constant, frivolous fighting between father and daughter is so stupid!! There is not enough focus on the stories about patients coming into the hospital. Not worth watching!!!
Lol! Like other medical dramas do things differently…
Cancel this show. Sophie Bush, no.
Obviously cancelled, when overrated pieces of trash like Grey’s get a 19th season renewal…
By bringing the cast from a previous show makes them look desperate for a rating bump. I couldn’t finish the first episode because Sophia Bush’s acting hasn’t improved since OTH. Just cancel the show already, and replace it with something better.
I think it’s an interesting show. But it could maybe get better at the scene, and make it more funny. I would like to see the show get a chance because it’s a good show to watch on tv.
I like Good Sam it’s a good show to me too but CBS killed this show when they put it on Wednesday night against Chicago franchise that’s my thoughts about it.