Do No Harm‘s pilot was the lowest-rated scripted premiere in the history of the Big Four (ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC), so the only thing shocking about the show’s cancellation, which NBC made official yesterday, was that it happened after episode two, not one. Damn shame, too; Emily’s Reasons Why Not is so lonely, you guys.
The widely panned medical series [Do No Harm] from creator David Schulner was a modern update of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. It opened to just a 0.9 rating in the adults 18-49 demo and 3.1 million viewers, then dipped even lower in week two to a 0.7 demo rating.
Starring Steven Pasquale (Rescue Me) as a doctor with a split personality, the cast also included Alana de la Garza, Phylicia Rashad and Samm Levine…NBC will replace previously scheduled episodes of Do No Harm on Feb. 14 and 21 with encore broadcasts of the “Friending Emily” and “Dreams Deferred” episodes of long-running procedural Law & Order: SVU. (Via)
Somewhere out there, one guy is extremely pissed — he had planned a special Do No Harm-themed Valentine’s Day for his wife, where the two would roleplay as Good Doctor and Bad Doctor, except instead of having sex, they’d just high-five one another for awhile. But now THAT’S impossible. THANKS OBAMA, I mean, NBC.