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NBC takes 'Saving Hope' off schedule, final episodes will air online

Sep. 5, 2012 at 4:09 PM ET

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Erica Durance and Salvatore Antonio in "Saving Hope."

NBC is taking medical drama "Saving Hope" off the schedule. Instead, the network will make the final two episodes of season one available online, The Hollywood Reporter confirms.

The two episodes were originally scheduled to air Sept. 8 and 15 and will be replaced by encores of "America's Got Talent" and "The Voice."
Led by "Smallville" alum Erica Durance, the hourlong drama has struggled to make a splash in the ratings. It launched to 3.1 million total viewers and a 0.7 rating among adults 18-49 in June.

Canada's CTV orders new seasons of 'Saving Hope' and 'The Listener'

Series co-star Michael Shanks voiced his unhappiness with NBC's decision to take "Saving Hope" off the air. "Wow NBC......way to cheat 3 million people out of a resolution to the story #Disappointed#HardlySurprised," he wrote Wednesday on Twitter.

Erica Durance sounds off on show's weak debut

"Saving Hope" will live on, however, just not on U.S. television. Canada's CTV renewed the show for a second season.

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