Made in Jersey, make room for Do No Harm! NBC canceled the Jekyll-and-Hyde medical drama today, just hours after last night's final ratings were released and NBC saw a stain where its 10pm primetime series should have been. The show has been pulled from the schedule (i.e. canceled) after just two episodes, matching Made in Jersey for the shortest stay of the season.
But that doesn't even begin to illustrate just how poorly Do No Harm performed. When it debuted last Thursday, it became the lowest in-season debut for a scripted show on a major network EVER, with a 0.9 rating in the adult demo. Last night's dip down to a 0.7 rating was all NBC had to see before finally making a good business decision for once.
Do No Harm starred Steven Pasquale as a neurosurgeon with an evil alter-ego who took control of his body every night starting at 8:25pm and holding on for 12 hours. It also featured a Golden Retriever, a blow-up sex doll, and a Ferrari IN THE SAME SCENE, but you probably didn't know that because no one watched this show except for me. I'll miss you, Do No Harm. You made me laugh.
NBC will air Law & Order: SVU reruns in Do No Harm's place.