TV News: Trauma, Lost, Tennant, Heroes

NBC has essentially axed its big-budget freshman medical drama, opting to not order any further episodes beyond the show’s original thirteen episode order.

For now the remaining episodes will continue to air on Monday nights. The show pulled in 5.8 million viewers last week, but saw a drop in the key 18-49 demo.

“Lost” producers have confirmed to Entertainment Weekly that Elizabeth Mitchell will return to play Juliet in the upcoming final season.

In fact her character will appear in multiple episodes and is considered “so important to the fabric of the story”. They also say expect to see the character “in a slightly different light this year”.

Rex Is Not Your Lawyer
Outgoing “Doctor Who” star David Tennant has scored the lead role in this NBC pilot says The Hollywood Reporter.

Tennant plays Rex Alexander, a top Chicago litigator who begins suffering panic attacks and takes up coaching clients to represent themselves in court.

David Semel, who directed the pilots for “Heroes” and “Life”, will helm and executive produce the pilot along with Barry Schindel.

SPOILERS AHEAD. As previously reported, the show is killing off a major character later this season.

Now, Deadline Hollywood Daily reports that Adrian Pasdar’s Nathan Petrelli character is the one to meet his maker.

30 Rock
The critically acclaimed Tina Fey comedy has struggled in the US ratings, but it achieved a dubious honor this week in Germany according to Reuters.

In its digital channel debut as the flagship show on ZDFNeo, the premiere episode scored a 0.0 rating, meaning fewer than 5,000 viewers tuned in.