Complications has run into a…. complication.
USA Network has decided not to move forward with a second season of the Jason O’Mara fronted medical drama series, which hailed from Burn Notice creator Matt Nix, TVWise has confirmed.
From Nix and Fox 21 Television Studios, Complications follows John Ellis (Jason O’Mara), a disillusioned suburban ER doctor who finds his existence transformed when he intervenes in a drive-by shooting, saving a young boy’s life and killing one of his attackers. Jessica Szohr, Beth Riesgraf and Lauren Stamile also star.
USA Network originally picked up the project to series back in March 2014 and finally premiered this past June. Complications started off reasonably well, premiering to 1.9 million viewers and a 0.4 A18-49 demo rating. Given the show’s reasonable ratings performance, USA explored bringing the show back for another run, but given “strong development” and the fact that it came from an outside studio, they opted not to pick up a second season.
The decision to cancel the series comes just as USA Network is preparing to launch two new series: Carlton Cuse’s sci-fi series Colony, starring Josh Holloway; and Queen Of The South, a drug trafficking drama from Fox 21 Television Studios and Universal Cable Productions. On the development side, the network’s pilot slate includes feature film rebbot Shooter and Paradise Pictures, a period drama set during the golden years of Hollywood.