Is Good Sam Season 2 canceled by CBS? Continue reading to learn more.
Good Sam is a CBS medical drama television series that began on January 5, 2022, and was created by Katie Wech. The series genre of medical drama centered on doctors is something that viewers are familiar with. However, the drama appeared interesting in the trailer and had the potential to be unique in terms of characters and plot lines, which could have avoided the repetition of series like Grey’s Anatomy, The Good Doctor, etc.
For those wondering what is it about, after her supervisor and father, Dr. Rob Griffith, goes into a coma, heart surgeon Dr. Samantha Griffith becomes the chief surgeon at Lakeshore Sentinel Hospital. When he wakes up and wants to resume surgery, Samantha will be the one to supervise him.
When a franchise has the potential to offer more, the subject of whether the series will be renewed or canceled in the middle of the story is frequently discussed and speculated about among viewers. So, fans of Good Sam who were impatiently waiting for the next chapter, we have some disappointing news for you. Unfortunately, the possibility to binge-watch Good Sam Season 2 was short-lived, since the show has been officially dropped by CBS. Here’s what we know about the show’s abrupt cancellation.
Will there be Season 2 of Good Sam?
Good Sam Season 2 has been officially canceled by CBS after only one season as reported on May 12, 2022. So, there are no chances that the series will be revived by the network. Moreover, the show got an average amount of viewership and reception from the critics and the audience when compared to other programs airing by the CBS network.
The reviews were mostly mixed or mediocre which might have been an important factor leading to the cancelation of Good Sam Season 2. But the viewers, on the other side, believe the show should have been given another chance to improve and expand for more seasons.
Look at some fan’s reactions to the cancelation
Dear @paramountplus please pick up @GoodSamCBS. There is so much more stories to be told. This show is truly a game changer & this cast & crew is unlike anything else. Hands down the best medical show around. Please SAVE GOOD SAM. We need more of it in our lives 😭🫀
— KRISTIN ELIZABETH ✨🤍🔮 (@KristinEliz23) May 12, 2022
We will miss Dr.Sam ,thank you Sophia for bringing her into our lives,even if for a short while 💗💗 https://t.co/JOqQtBdaVj
— ♤GoodSamFam♤ (@CBSGoodSamFam) May 12, 2022
Really CBS???? 🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬 it's a perfectly good show that you should have given another opportunity, you can't go by one season alone… this isn't right… 😢😢😢😢 https://t.co/DoG6mVFhs7
— ♤GoodSamFam♤ (@CBSGoodSamFam) May 12, 2022
Why did CBS cancel Good Sam Season 2?
The first season of Good Sam, which aired on Wednesday nights, averaged a 0.25 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 2.20 million viewers in live day ratings which includes DVR playback through 3:00 AM. As stated above, for any series viewership and reception are the two most critical aspects to determine the longevity of the series and how well it can perform if the show is renewed.
In this case, for both the categories, Good Sam was the network’s lowest-rated scripted series. The season averaged a 0.40 demographic with 3.77 million people in the live plus 7-day ratings which include a week of delayed watching. Hence, these are some of the reasons which might have led CBS to drop the show and not continue investing in the series.
What could have been the plot for Good Sam Season 2?
On May 4, 2022, the final episode of Good Sam, To Whom It May Concern, was released. Craig Siebels directed the episode, which was written by Jen Klein. In the United States, approximately 2.10 million people watched the episode which was slightly higher than the other episodes of the season.
The official synopsis of the episode states, “The battle between Sam and Griff takes a shocking turn that will irrevocably change their family dynamic and the future of the hospital.”
As the synopsis hints that there was a potential story arc for the viewers because that will not be addressed due to the sudden cancelation of Good Sam Season 2, the changes in the family dynamic is an interesting plot that could have added more drama and twists and turns in the story to make it interesting concerning the characters and explore their traits more.
The rivalry between Sam and Griff should have been the main focus of Good Sam Season 2, which would have been fantastic if the writers had planned to include it in future episodes. Hence, the series left some unaddressed questions and loopholes that may have been addressed and expanded further. So, this is devastating news for those who invested so much time in watching the series will now be unable to say a proper goodbye to these characters with a good series concluding storyline.
Good Sam Cast
The main cast members of the series include:
- Sophia Bush as Dr. Sam Griffith
- Jason Isaacs as Dr. Rob “Griff” Griffith
- Skye P. Marshall as Dr. Lex Trulie
- Michael Stahl-David as Dr. Caleb Tucker
- Omar Maskati as Dr. Isan M. Shah
- Wendy Crewson as Vivian Katz
- Edwin Hodge as Malcolm A. Kingsley
- Davi Santos as Dr. Joey Costa
The recurring cast members of the series include:
- Yanna McIntosh as Dr. Rhonda Glass
- Evan Parke as Byron Kingsley
- Stephen Tracey as Tim Davis
- Sendhil Ramamurthy as Asher Pyne
- Victoria Rowell as Tina Kingsley
- Travis Van Winkle as Dr. Eric Kace
- Gerardo Celasco as Dr. Nick Vega
Some special guest stars in the series were Hilarie Burton as Gretchen Taylor and Bethany Joy Lenz as Amy Taylor.
Where can you stream Good Sam Season 1?
All the episodes of Good Sam are available to stream on the official CBS site. The show is also available to watch on fuboTV or Paramount+. You can also rent or buy the series on Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, and Vudu. These streaming platforms offer various membership plans that the users can choose from according to their preferences. Furthermore, Good Sam may be seen for free on Pluto.
Good Sam Season 1 Official Trailer
The trailer gave viewers a peek at a promising young heart surgeon who is trying to find her footing both personally and professionally. Her renowned and egotistical supervisor Dr. Rob “Griff” Griffith (Jason Isaacs), who also happens to be her father, overshadows and undermines Sam. The pressure is increasing. Good Sam Season 1 covers all of the bases that the premise of the show seemed to have stated, but the short-lived series won’t be able to delve deeper into the storyline or the characters after the cancelation.
Good Sam Season 1 Overall Reception
Based on 8 critic reviews, the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes recorded a 63 percent approval rating with an average rating of 7.5/10. Based on five critics, Metacritic assigned a score of 56 out of 100, signifying “mixed or mediocre reviews.” Whereas, according to IMDb, the series has an overall score of 5.8 out of 10 with only 1,903 votes.
Good Sam Official Synopsis
According to the CBS official site, the synopsis of the show states, “GOOD SAM stars Sophia Bush and Jason Isaacs in a drama about Dr. Sam Griffith, a gifted heart surgeon who excels in her new leadership role as chief of surgery after her renowned boss falls into a coma. When her former boss wakes up months later demanding to resume his duties, Sam is tasked with supervising this egotistical expert with a scalpel who never acknowledged her stellar talent. Complicating matters, the caustic and arrogant Dr. Rob “Griff” Griffith also happens to be her father. As Griff defies Sam’s authority and challenges her medical expertise, the big question becomes whether this father and daughter will ever be able to mend their own relationship as expertly as they heal the hearts of their patients.”
Watch Season 1 of Good Sam and tell us what you like and dislike about it in the comments.