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.