Doubt is off the air. CBS has reportedly taken the legal drama off its primetime lineup. Whether it’s for good or not, one thing’s for sure: the show isn’t going to be on this week and next Wednesday in its usual time slot.
Doubt Cancelled Due To Poor Ratings?
Doubt looked to be an impressive legal drama what with an all star cast consisting of Laverne Cox, Katherine Heigl and Dule Hill. But after the premiere, it only garnered 5.3 million viewers and a rating of 0.8; the show was considered a bust.
Its second episode wasn’t much of a success either. The show dropped to 25 percent with a viewership count of only 4 million viewers and 0.6 rating.
CBS probably decided to do something about it. But instead of putting in another episode for this week, CBS is airing a rerun of Bull in Doubt’s timeslot. Afterwards, season 2 of Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders will start replacing the 10/9c beginning March 8.
— Yahoo TV (@YahooTV) February 27, 2017
Supposed Future Plans
The show completed production on all 13 episodes. It was even reported finished since December. However, CBS has not released any statement on whether or not the remaining 11 episodes will still be broadcasted.
The series’ premise stars Katherine Heigl as an attorney. She falls for a client who is accused of murdering his girlfriend. The show’s executive producers are Joan Rater, Tony Phelan, Adam Bernstein and Carl Beverly.
The show not only received poor viewership count but it also received mixed reviews from several critics For instance, Rotten Tomatoes’ rating of the show is 52% and an average of 5.4 out of 10.
Original plans for the legal drama included being aired around 2015/2016. But the show underwent a few changes under CBS and was picked up for 2016/2017.
The original cast had Teddy Sears and KaDee Strickland as lead roles for the show. But it was replaced since then and made headlines when they casted transgender actress Laverne Cox.
According to a report by E!News, the show could still return “theoretically” since CBS didn’t call it a cancellation. But no confirmation of its return or time table for future episodes were released.
None of the cast has spoken up about the show’s cancellation except for Dule Hill. On his Twitter account, Hill posted that the show got “cancelled” but celebrated on some other good news.
— Dulé Hill (@DuleHill) February 25, 2017
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