CBS Pulls “Doubt”
Daaaaamn Ginaaaaa! CBS has yanked their new legal drama, “Doubt,” after airing TWO episodes due to low ratings.
The series starring Katherine Heigl, Laverne Cox, and Dule Hill, follows a successful defense lawyer at a boutique firm becomes romantically involved with a client who may or may not be guilty of a brutal crime.
CBS isn’t saying “Doubt” has been cancelled. Instead, they’ve put the show in time out and may explore it again over the summer.
Doubt had a long road to the screen.It was originally developed and piloted last season and then partially recast off-cycle, with Katherine Heigl as new lead. The legal drama made TV history as the first broadcast series with a regular transgender character played by a transgender actor, Laverne Cox.
Doubt got off to a disappointing ratings start, opening to a 0.8 Live+same day rating among adults 18-49 and 5.29 million viewers. That was the lowest CBS Live+SD in-season drama series debut in the demo and the lowest rated show on any of the Big 4 last night.
Doubt dropped -25% in the second week to a 0.6 in the demo and 4 million viewers (L+SD) in what was the series’ final airing (at least for now).
Welp. Can’t win them all.
Did you watch the first two episodes?