Another one bites the dust: NBC has canceled "Do No Harm" after just two episodes, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The "Jekyll and Hyde"-inspired series was a ratings disaster when it premiered on Thursday, January 31 to 3.1 million viewers and a 0.9 rating in the key 18-49 demographic. Those were the lowest numbers in history for a series debut across the Big Four networks, NBC, Fox, CBS and ABC. "Do No Harm's" second episode, which aired on Thursday, February 7, dipped to 2.2 million viewers and a 0.7 rating in key demo.
"Do No Harm's" cancellation is the fastest of the current 2012-2013 season. Fox's "Ben & Kate" and ABC's "666 Park Avenue" were also canceled, while Fox's "The Mob Doctor," ABC's "Last Resort," and The CW's "Emily Owens" were able to finish their runs, but will not return for second seasons.
"Do No Harm" starred Steven Pasquale as Dr. Jason Cole (and his devilish alter ego Ian Price), as well as Phylicia Rashad, Alana de la Garza and Samm Levine.
"Ultimately in this scenario, I'm just the actor who's saying the words," Pasquale told The Huffington Post before "Do No Harm" premiered. "If the show works, it's a real game-changer for someone like me, and if it doesn't, then we went down swinging for the fences, but we're certainly not playing it safe on this show."
According to The Hollywood Reporter, NBC will air repeats of "Law & Order: SVU" in "Do No Harm's" timeslot of Thursday at 10 p.m. on Feb. 14 and Feb. 21.
A source close to the situation confirmed to The Huffington Post that "Do No Harm" has been removed from NBC's schedule and there is no further information as to when and if the rest of the episodes will air.
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