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NBC Cancels 'Trauma' - Sends Medical Drama to the Morgue

by Michael D. Ayers, posted Oct 29th 2009 1:33PM
TraumaJust a month after the show's premiere, NBC is pulling the plug on its new medical series 'Trauma,' according to the The Hollywood Reporter. The network will still air all 13 episodes of the drama, which featured a team of paramedics working in San Francisco. 'Trauma' has been following NBC's once-promising 'Heroes,' averaging around 5.5 million viewers per week.

After the series runs its course, the slightly more popular 'Chuck' will fill the Monday at 9PM time slot. In the wake of 'Trauma''s cancellation, it was also announced that 'Chuck' has been granted 19 episodes for its forthcoming season.TraumaJust a month after the show's premiere, NBC is pulling the plug on its new medical series 'Trauma,' according to the The Hollywood Reporter. The network will still air all 13 episodes of the drama, which featured a team of paramedics working in San Francisco. 'Trauma' has been following NBC's once-promising 'Heroes,' averaging around 5.5 million viewers per week.

After the series runs its course, the slightly more popular 'Chuck' will fill the Monday at 9PM time slot. In the wake of 'Trauma''s cancellation, it was also announced that 'Chuck' has been granted 19 episodes for its forthcoming season.

Owing to the nightly 10PM time slot occupied by 'The Jay Leno Show,' 'Trauma' was one of the few new hourlong shows introduced by NBC this fall TV season -- and, according to the Los Angeles Times, it was also one of the most expensive to produce. A casual viewer could be forgiven for wondering if NBC's glory days are truly over.

With this latest cancellation, the amount of original, scripted content that the network is producing is dwindling fast. Even 'Friday Night Lights,' the one NBC drama that is still receiving constant critical acclaim, won't air new episodes until next summer.

Winter is looking to be long and cold for the peacock ... maybe even a bit traumatic.

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