the Transplantation team is on the move at NBC. The Canadian medical drama series is moving to Saturday nights starting this Saturday, May 28 at 8:00 p.m.. Is the series canceled or could it still return for a third season?
the Transplantation The TV show stars Hamza Haq, Laurence Leboeuf, John Hannah, Jim Watson, Ayisha Issa, Linda E. Smith, Torri Higginson, Gord Rand, Nora Guerch and Ahmad Meree. Doctor Bashir Hamed (Haq) is a charismatic Syrian doctor with proven skills in emergency medicine. He and his younger sister, Amira (Gulamgaus), flee their war-torn homeland and become refugees, struggling to forge a new life in Canada. When a horrific truck accident nearly kills a senior doctor right in front of him, Bash saves the doctor’s life and earns a residency in the biggest emergency department at Toronto’s top hospital. Bash tries to meet the demands of his new country and a new job, all the while trying to pay the bills, raise his little sister, and carve out a new life for the two of them in this unfamiliar land. In season two, boss Dr. Jed Bishop (Hannah) suffers a stroke, and Bash and his team must adjust to both new co-workers and new challenges..
Airing on Sunday evenings, the second season of Transplantation averaged a 0.16 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 1.18 million viewers in Live+ same-day ratings (includes all DVR playback until 3:00 a.m.). Compared to the first season, it’s down 64% in the demo and down 66% in viewership. It is the lowest rated series currently on NBC.
The series is produced in Canada by Sphere Media in association with CTV and Universal International Studios, a division of Universal Studio Group (part of NBC’s parent company, NBCUniversal).
Transplantation was renewed for a third season in February and since NBCUniversal is co-producing the drama, it only makes sense that one of the company’s outlets would release the third season in the United States. If the viewership is too low to justify airing it on NBC, a move to the Peacock streaming service seems likely. Hulu currently offers the first season and all previously released episodes of season two.
What do you think? Did you follow the Transplantation TV series? Do you hope NBC picks up season three? Would you watch on Hulu or Peacock?