The US broadcast networks may have their sights set on pilot season for 2013/14 but that has not stopped one channel from killing off another of its debut shows from this year.
Do No Harm was given a 12-episode midseason order by NBC last summer before it launched in a 10pm Thursdays slot on January 31.
However, after its debut drew 3.12 million viewers, its future was immediately thrown into doubt. Ratings of just 2.21 million for the second episode meant there was no way back and the network pulled the plug.
Co-star Lin-Manuel Miranda broke the news on Twitter in a series of tweets:
America, you didn’t clap hard enough. Tinkerbell’s dead. (Tinkerbell=Do No Harm.)
So catch the Freestyle Love Supreme show Thursday February 21st! I may freestyle rap the plot of the remaining 11 episodes of Do No Harm!
They may air the remaining episodes sometime this summer.
Furthermore, Do No Harm is now one of the worst rated new shows of all time after its debut posted a 0.9 rating among adults 18-49, making it the lowest in-season premiere rating on the Big Four broadcast networks ever. That figure dropped to 0.7 for its second episode.
Here’s a clip of Do No Harm:
Do No Harm is produced by Universal Television and TBD Entertainment. The executive producer/writer is David Schulner (Desperate Housewives). Peter Traugott (Ringer) and Rachel Kaplan (Ringer) also executive produce.
Other new dramas from the 2012/13 season that have been cancelled so far include 666 Park Avenue (ABC), Last Resort (ABC), Made in Jersey (CBS), Emily Owens MD (The CW) and The Mob Doctor (Fox).
Do No Harm has already been picked up for broadcast in the UK by UKTV, which had earmarked the show for its Watch channel. With only two episodes making it to air on NBC, it’s now unlikely it will ever make the trans-Atlantic trip.
Source: Futon Critic