It seems that after a mild waiting period, we finally have our answer as to whether or not NBC will air the recently announced second season of Saving Hope.
The network has announced that the final two new episodes of Season 1 will not be seen on television, and instead will be streamed on their official website at a date that has yet to be determined. The episodes were previously set for September 8th and 15th after a delay from September 1st and 8th, but will now be replaced by repeats of America’s Got Talent and The Voice. In its last Thursday airing, Saving Hope managed to bring in 2.54 million viewers for only a 0.5 demo.
CTV will continue to air Saving Hope, however, with the penultimate episode “Ride Hard or Go Home” set to air tonight while the season finale “Pink Clouds” will air on September 13th. After they air, NBC is expected to follow up the premieres by debuting the episodes in full on their official site. There is currently no word whether or not another U.S. network will pick up the rights to air the series.
Though reaction to the situation has been relatively quiet, fans have been incredibly outspoken in disgust at NBC thus far. Male lead Michael Shanks eventually broke the silence by promoting tonight’s new episode on Twitter, saying “In Canada it’s
#SavingHope day! In the US it’s #KickaPeacockInTheBalls day!”
We’ll keep you updated on whether or not the series will find a home anywhere else south of the Canadian border.