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NBC cancels 'Trauma,' closes in on more 'Chuck'

October 29, 2009 |  8:33 am

Trauma chuck Call it: NBC's "Trauma" is done.

The network has decided not to order any more episodes of the freshman medical drama, said to be the network's priciest new fall series, though it will finish producing the rest of its original 13-episode order. No word on whether NBC will air the remaining episodes.

The latest episode of "Trauma" aired Monday and scored 5.8 million total viewers and a 1.9 rating/4 share among adults 18 to 49 (a big drop in the demo from lead-in "Heroes," which posted a 2.5/7.)

According to THR.com, "Trauma" will be replaced by "Chuck" on Monday nights next year, paired with "Heroes."

"Chuck," meanwhile, is close to an additional six-episode order that comes on top of the 13 hours already ordered for Season 3. The Wrap also reports that the spy adventure could be back on the air as soon as January, where its season would be split by the Olympics.

Last week, NBC picked up full seasons of "Mercy," "Community" and "Parks & Recreation."

-- Denise Martin

Photo credit: NBC

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