Emerald City

emerald-city-nbc-cancelledStatus: Cancelled
Aired: 2017, 1 Season Totaling 10 Episodes
Network: NBC
Starring: Adria Arjona, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Ana Ularu, Vincent D’Onofrio
Series Website: www.nbc.com/emerald-city

Description: In the blink of a tornado’s eye, 20-year-old Dorothy Gale and a K9 police dog are swept into a world far removed from our own – a mystical land of competing realms, lethal warriors, dark magic and a bloody battle for supremacy. Starring Vincent D’Onofrio (Daredevil, Jurassic World) as the guileful Wizard and directed by the visionary Tarsem Singh across three European countries, this is Oz completely reimagined – a place where familiar characters show up in fresh, unexpected ways, and where an unsuspecting young woman holds the fate of kingdoms in her hands. And as Dorothy navigates this dangerous world and uncovers her true destiny, we’ll see there’s no place like… Oz. NBC.com

Why Was It Cancelled? This show lived a troubled life as it was originally greenlighted to series for the 2014-15 season but cancelled in production, then later revived with a different creative team. It took several years to finally make it to the Prime Time schedule and was then given the less-than-desirable Friday 9 PM EST timeslot. It debuted to mediocre ratings in that hour and saw those drop even further, essentially assuring that the show would be one-season-and-done. I thought it might have a slight chance if the network believed it would play well to the global audience in international syndication, but apparently, if that was a factor, it was not enough to save it.  Emerald City, which attempted to be Game of Thrones in Oz, was definitely an expensive production for NBC, and the low ratings (partially due to poor scheduling) ultimately doomed it.

Season to Date (StD) Ratings Results:

Air Date Airings Live+SD Rtg StD Avg Tot Vwrs (M) Live+7 Rtg Status
1/6/17 1 1.0 1.0 4.5 1.6 On the Bubble
1/13/17 2 0.8 0.9 3.2 1.4 On the Bubble
1/20/17 3 0.7 0.8 3.2 1.3 On the Bubble
1/27/17 4 0.6 0.8 2.8 1.1 Cancellation Likely
2/3/17 5 0.6 0.7 2.4 1.0 Cancellation Likely
2/10/17 6 0.6 0.7 2.3 1.1 Cancellation Likely
2/17/17 7 0.6 0.7 2.5 1.1 Cancellation Likely
2/24/17 8 0.6 0.7 2.4 n/a Cancellation Likely
3/3/17 9 0.7 0.7 2.9 n/a Cancellation Likely

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