With the blood of "Law & Order" still on their hands, NBC execs also canceled medical shows "Trauma" and "Mercy" today.
Frankly, I don't think the mediocre "Mercy" should exist in a world without "Law & Order," so I'm good with that one. But the "Trauma" cancellation hurts. I liked that show a lot, and not just because of my undying love for Rabbit (left). NBC actually canceled this show last year and then un-canceled it for a short season. Ratings weren't great, so I am not at all surprised it didn't last long after this second mini-run. The best I can hope for now is that Cliff Curtis (aka Rabbit) gets his own show, preferably on another network.
If you like numbers: "Mercy" was getting about 1.4 million viewers, "Trauma" a little over 2 million, and "Law & Order" averaged around 7.3 million this season.