Katherine Heigl Starrer ‘Doubt’ Canceled during CBS After 2 Episodes

It’s Feb and a Big Four finally have done their initial termination of a 2016-17 promote season.

CBS has canceled authorised play Doubt, starring Katherine Heigl and Laverne Cox, after usually dual low-rated episodes, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The series, that was redeveloped and mostly recast from final commander season, will be transposed by a repeat of Bull in Doubt‘s Wednesday during 10 p.m. container on Wednesday, Mar 1. Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders will take over a Wednesday during 10 p.m. container starting Mar 8.

Production on all 13 episodes of a play from former Grey’s Anatomy exec producers Tony and Joan Phelan wrapped before a holidays. It’s misleading when — or if — a 11 remaining episodes will air. Insiders highlight it could return, though it stays unscheduled for a time being.

The array non-stop to bad reviews — THR‘s Daniel Fienberg said “No doubt a expel deserves better” in a “weak” authorised play — and muted ratings notwithstanding complicated promotion. Doubt bowed to a diseased 0.8 rating among adults 18-49, entrance in final place among shows on a Big Four that night. In week two, a play fell again, dipping to a 0.6 rating — next a array low of a time container predecessor, Code Black (0.7 adults). Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, on a other hand, finished a first-season run with a 1.0 rating behind in May.

For a initial season, a spinoff averaged a 2.0 rating among adults 18-49 and 10 million viewers with 7 days of DVR in a initial deteriorate on a network.

From CBS Television Studios, where married showrunners a Phelans are underneath an altogether deal, Doubt centered on Sadie (Heigl, who transposed KaDee Strickland in a role), a smart, chic, successful invulnerability lawyer at a boutique organisation who shockingly gets romantically concerned with one of her clients, who might or might not be guilty of a heartless crime. The array outlines Heigl’s lapse to promote television, following her ephemeral NBC domestic drama State of Affairs. Orange Is a New Black Emmy hopeful Cox co-starred in a history-making purpose as promote television’s initial plainly trans impression played by a trans actress. Dule Hill and Steven Pasquale co-starred.

Doubt becomes a initial array to be undisguised canceled this promote season. As a ratings bar becomes reduce and a clarification of a strike becomes blurry, promote networks have taken to “trimming” part orders or vouchsafing shows run their march but charity a back-nine order. ABC’s Conviction and Notorious did not measure back-nine orders, nor did The CW’s Frequency and No Tomorrow, among others.

Doubt is a singular skip this deteriorate for CBS, that had given full-season orders to scarcely a whole tumble beginner category including Bull, The Great Indoors, Kevin Can Wait, MacGyver and Man With a Plan. Only play Pure Genius did not accept an extended order.

Here’s CBS’ revised schedule:  

March 1
8 p.m.: Hunted deteriorate finale
9 p.m.: Criminal Minds
10 p.m.: Bull (repeat)

March 8
8 p.m.: Survivor deteriorate premiere
10 p.m.: Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders

March 15
8 p.m.: Survivor
9 p.m.: Criminal Minds
10 p.m.: Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders

Kate Stanhope contributed to this report.

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