Saving Hope flatlines


Saving Hope, parting is such sweet sorrow. Except when it is not.

The NBC medical drama didn't even make it through a season unscathed, the Hollywood Reporter said today. The network will make the final two episodes available online. They were originally scheduled to air beginning Saturday, but instead will be replaced by encores of America's Got Talent and The Voice.

What can I say, America loves its sweetheart.


The Erica Durance-fronted drama was dead on arrival. It launched to a meager 3.1 million total viewers and a whopping 0.7 rating among adults 18-49.

Co-star Michael Shanks took to Twitter to complain about NBC's decision.

"Wow NBC......way to cheat 3 million people out of a resolution to the story #Disappointed#HardlySurprised," he cried.

Immediately, NBC regretted its decision and reversed course. They decided to give the show one last chance...but then, it happened.


And alas, Saving Hope was dead again.

However, Hope lives on - in Canada. Canada's CTV has renewed the show for a second season, so it will go on. We'll always have Toronto, Michael Shanks. I was hoping to have an exclusive later this evening TVRage's Joel Thomas, a proud Canadian,  about what it means to Canada to have Saving Hope carry on in his homeland. But instead, he's decided to keep living his life.

- Saving Hope

Written by: Hamatosan
Sep 5th, 2012, 1:04 pm

Daffy Grandma

Message Posted On Sep 14th, 2012, 5:54 pm
I have unable to watch the last couple shows on Saving Hope, Hope it is not cancelled,I really liked the show.

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Since: 13/Nov/10
Message Posted On Sep 6th, 2012, 8:32 pm

I hate it when people say "I'm going to wait until it is renewed to watch".  So basically you're saying you are too important to watch a show that may be cancelled and instead expect others to do it for you?  Watch the shows that interest you, support them, and if they get cancelled, that's life.  While being disappointed, I've never regretted watching a good show just because it was cancelled - I got a lot of enjoyment out of it while it lasted, resolution or not..........



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Since: 08/Jul/10
Message Posted On Sep 5th, 2012, 8:45 pm

I feel your pain Foo, not on those particular shows granted, but I still very much miss Awake and Terra Nova. That's why I've decided to not watch any new network drama series this year until it's been renewed for a second season. It's just getting too frustrating as a viewer. Cable is a different story, since they tend to actually give their shows a chance to build an audience.


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Since: 09/Mar/09
Message Posted On Sep 5th, 2012, 7:54 pm

sigh. i liked this show. i also liked Missing too. GRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Level 1 (36%)
Since: 17/Apr/12
Message Posted On Sep 5th, 2012, 4:02 pm

Only in Canada, you say?  Pity.  If Global had it, I'd say it at least had a chance at a future.  But CTV will screw things up (especially the airing schedule) so badly that season 2 will be its last.




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Message Posted On Sep 5th, 2012, 3:22 pm

I hear you Anamon. Awake is sorely missed.


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Since: 26/Apr/11
Message Posted On Sep 5th, 2012, 2:05 pm


Way to summarize NBC! I'd rather have Canada picked up Awake though, than a medical drama.



Level 39 (91%)
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Since: 08/Jul/10
Message Posted On Sep 5th, 2012, 1:17 pm

It took me a minute to recognize Stern in that photo. And ten points for the Press Your Luck reference.

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