Complications (TV series)

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Complications
Complications intertitle.png
Genre
Created by Matt Nix
Starring
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 10 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Matt Nix
Producer(s) Doug Hannah
Craig Siebels
Franses Simonovich
Buddy Enright
Editor(s) Doug Hannah
Brian Jonason
James Kilton
Camera setup Single camera
Production company(s) Flying Glass of Milk Productions
Fox 21 Television Studios
Release
Original network USA Network
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Original release June 18 – August 13, 2015 (2015-08-13)
External links
Official website

Complications is an American drama television series created by Matt Nix.[2] Starring Jason O'Mara and Jessica Szohr, the series aired on USA Network from June 18 through August 13, 2015.[1][3] On August 28, 2015, USA Network cancelled Complications.[4]

Premise[edit]

An exhausted and disillusioned suburban ER doctor witnesses a drive-by shooting in which a little boy is seriously injured. While attending to the child's wounds, the doctor shoots and kills a street gang member in order to save the lives of himself and the boy. This one act, seen by some to make him a hero, leads to unexpected complications in his personal and professional life, which forces him to re-evaluate his beliefs about medicine and helping others.

Cast[edit]

Main characters[edit]

Recurring[edit]

  • Chris Chalk as Darius[5]
  • Tim Peper as Kyle Hawkins, a lawyer and friend of Samantha[5]
  • Eric Edelstein as Jed, a friend of Gretchen[5]
  • Conphidance as CJ, cousin to Antoine and keeps Dr. John Ellison on check; affiliated with Darius
  • RonReaco Lee as Dr. Quentin Harper, another ER doctor[5]
  • Brick Jackson as Maurice, CJ's best friend[5]
  • Anna Enger as Nurse Mia Joy[6]
  • Christine Horn as Sherry Perkins
  • Chris Greene as Chris Maddox, affiliated with Darius[7]
  • Ty Glascoe as Boney, affiliated with Darius[8]
  • Gino Vento as Oscar 'Tico' Rodriguez, member of the Loco's gang.
  • Jaiden Byrd as Antoine Tyler, the kid who was shot in the middle of the street while walking with CJ.

Episodes[edit]

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date [9] Production
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
1"Pilot"Matt NixMatt NixJune 18, 2015 (2015-06-18)BED1791.91[10]
2"Infection"Scott PetersMatt NixJune 18, 2015 (2015-06-18)BED1011.91[10]
3"Onset"Roger KumbleMichael HorowitzJune 25, 2015 (2015-06-25)BED1021.07[11]
4"Immune Response"Kate WoodsAndrew Gettens & Lauren MackenzieJuly 2, 2015 (2015-07-02)BED1031.46[12]
5"Outbreak"Scott PetersRyan Johnson & Peter LalayanisJuly 9, 2015 (2015-07-09)BED1041.53[13]
6"Diagnosis"Arvin BrownGreg Hart & Ameni RozsaJuly 16, 2015 (2015-07-16)BED1051.30[14]
7"Fever"Jann TurnerMichael HorowitzJuly 23, 2015 (2015-07-23)BED1061.19[15]
8"Relapse"Michael NankinMatt Nix & Latoya MorganJuly 30, 2015 (2015-07-30)BED1071.43[16]
9"Deterioration"Craig SiebelsRyan Johnson & Peter LalayanisAugust 6, 2015 (2015-08-06)BED1081.17[17]
10"Critical Condition"Matt NixMatt NixAugust 13, 2015 (2015-08-13)BED1091.40[18]

Development and production[edit]

Matt Nix directed the pilot episode. In March 2014, USA Network ordered the pilot to series.[19] Production began in September 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia.[5]

Reception[edit]

Critical Response[edit]

Complications has received generally mixed reviews from critics. Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes gives the first season of the show a rating of 59%, based on 17 reviews, with an average rating of 6.1/10. The site's consensus states, "Complications has no shortage of ambition - or intriguing characters and ideas - although its complicated plot occasionally beggars belief."[20] Metacritic gives the show a score of 55 out of 100, based on 14 critics, indicating "generally mixed reviews".[21]

Ratings[edit]

No. Title Original Air date Viewership (millions)
(Live+SD)
Rating/share
(18–49)
(Live+SD)
Rank per week
on Cable
1 "Pilot" June 18, 2015 (2015-06-18) 1.91[10] 0.4[10] #6[22]
2 "Infection" June 18, 2015 (2015-06-18) 1.91[10] 0.4[10] #6[22]
3 "Onset" June 25, 2015 (2015-06-25) 1.07[11] 0.3[11] #25[11]
4 "Immune Response" July 2, 2015 (2015-07-02) 1.46[12] 0.3[12] #9[23]
5 "Outbreak" July 9, 2015 (2015-07-09) 1.53[13] 0.5[13] #12[24]
6 "Diagnosis" July 16, 2015 (2015-07-16) 1.30[14] 0.4[14] #13[25]
7 "Fever" July 23, 2015 (2015-07-23) 1.19[15] 0.3[15] #15[26]
8 "Relapse" July 30, 2015 (2015-07-30) 1.43[16] 0.3[16] #18[16]
9 "Deterioration" August 6, 2015 (2015-08-06) 1.17[17] 0.3[17] #34[27]
10 "Critical Condition" August 13, 2015 (2015-08-13) 1.40[18] 0.3[18] #15[28]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Complications: Official website". USA Network. Retrieved February 15, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Abrams, Natalie (January 15, 2015). "Jason O'Mara tries to be a hero in USA's 'Complications' trailer". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved February 3, 2015. 
  3. ^ "USA Network Sets Development Slate, Summer Premiere Dates". USA Network. Retrieved April 7, 2015. 
  4. ^ Friedlander, Whitney (August 28, 2015). "USA Cancels Freshman Drama 'Complications'". Variety. Retrieved August 28, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f Prudom, Laura (September 17, 2014). "USA Network's 'Complications' Casts Four, Begins Production in Atlanta (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved February 15, 2015. 
  6. ^ episode 1 and 3 (brings sling for kid with broken arm near end)
  7. ^ episode 5 and 10
  8. ^ episode 8 and 10
  9. ^ "Complications: Episode Guide". zap2it. Retrieved July 15, 2015. 
  10. ^ a b c d e f Kondolojy, Amanda (June 19, 2015). "Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Thursday Night Smackdown' Tops Night + 'Braxton Family Values', 'Ridiculousness', 'Complications' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved June 27, 2015. 
  11. ^ a b c d Metcalf, Mitch (June 26, 2015). "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 100 Thursday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 6.25.2015". SHOWBUZZDAILY. Archived from the original on June 27, 2015. Retrieved June 27, 2015. 
  12. ^ a b c Bibel, Sara (July 6, 2015). "Thursday Cable Ratings: 'WWE Smackdown' Wins Night, 'Beyond Scared Straight', 'Braxton Family Values', 'Complications' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved July 8, 2015. 
  13. ^ a b c Kondolojy, Amanda (July 10, 2015). "Thursday Cable Ratings: Shark Week Tops Night + 'Teen Mom 2', 'Mountain Men' Copa Oro, 'Braxton Family Values' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved July 15, 2015. 
  14. ^ a b c Kondolojy, Amanda (July 17, 2015). "Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Teen Mom II' Tops Night + 'Lip Sync Battle', 'Mountain Men', 'Braxton Family Values' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved July 31, 2015. 
  15. ^ a b c Bibel, Sara (July 24, 2015). "Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Teen Mom 2' Wins Night, 'Alone', 'Mountain Men', 'WWE Smackdown', 'Braxton Family Values', 'Dominion' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved July 31, 2015. 
  16. ^ a b c d Metcalf, Mitch (July 31, 2015). "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 100 Thursday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 7.30.2015". SHOWBUZZDAILY. Retrieved August 7, 2015. 
  17. ^ a b c "Complications: Season One Ratings". TV Series Finale. August 7, 2015. Retrieved August 14, 2015. 
  18. ^ a b c Kondolojy, Amanda (August 14, 2015). "Thursday Cable Ratings: NFL Preseason Football Tops Night + 'Teen Mom II', 'Thursday Night Smackdown', 'Project Runway' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved August 28, 2015. 
  19. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (March 21, 2014). "USA Picks Up Medical Drama Pilots 'Rush' & 'Complications' To Series, Confirms 'White Collar' Renewal". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 15, 2015. 
  20. ^ "Complications: Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved August 15, 2015. 
  21. ^ "Complications: Season 1". Metacritic. CBS Interactive (CBS Corporation). Retrieved August 14, 2015. 
  22. ^ a b Metcalf, Mitch (June 19, 2015). "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 100 Thursday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 6.18.2015". SHOWBUZZDAILY. Retrieved August 14, 2015. 
  23. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (July 6, 2015). "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 100 Thursday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 7.2.2015". SHOWBUZZDAILY. Archived from the original on July 7, 2015. Retrieved August 14, 2015. 
  24. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (July 10, 2015). "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 100 Thursday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 7.9.2015". SHOWBUZZDAILY. Retrieved August 14, 2015. 
  25. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (July 17, 2015). "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 100 Thursday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 716.2015". SHOWBUZZDAILY. Retrieved August 14, 2015. 
  26. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (July 24, 2015). "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 100 Thursday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 7.23.2015". SHOWBUZZDAILY. Archived from the original on July 25, 2015. Retrieved August 14, 2015. 
  27. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (August 7, 2015). "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 100 Thursday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 8.6.2015". SHOWBUZZDAILY. Retrieved August 14, 2015. 
  28. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (August 14, 2015). "SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 100 Thursday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 8.13.2015". SHOWBUZZDAILY. Retrieved August 28, 2015. 

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