News Briefs: Do No Harm Got Off to a Record-Setting Embarrassing Start


... The series premiere of NBC's Do No Harm did not do too well. According to Nielsen, 3.1 million viewers tuned in to see the pilot last night, good for only a 0.9 rating in the important 18-49 demographic. That makes it the lowest-rated scripted show ever on the four major networks. Ever. EVER. WORST EVER. Worse than Cavemen, Lone Star, and Work It. Guess it's time to dust off another season of The Voice. [TV Line]


... Speaking of terrible, TBS's Men at Work has a Season 2 premiere date: April 4. [TV Line]

... Even if you don't have a Netflix subscription, you can watch the first episode of its exclusive new original drama; the company has made the pilot available for free. I watched it. It's okay. [Netflix]

... Lifetime has picked up the drama Witches of East End with a 10-episode series order. The show stars Julia Ormond, Rachel Boston, and Madchen Amick as witches on Long Island. [Lifetime via press release]


... Breaking Bad's Anna Gunn has landed the lead in Bravo's pilot Rita. Gunn will play an outspoken teacher at a private school who has three teenage kids of her own. Then she gets diagnosed with cancer and starts making meth. Ugh, I take that "joke" back. Pretend you didn't read that. [Deadline Hollywood]

... NBC's pilot The Gates is replacing Aasif Mondvi in its cast after hiring him earlier this week. Taking his spot as a driven lawyer in this comedy about the parents of elementary school kids will be Ally McBeal's Greg Germann. [TV Line]

... Rob Riggle is trying TV again. The former Daily Show correspondent will star in Fox's pilot The Gabriels, a single-camera comedy about a neurotic family living among pleasant people in the Midwest. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Lily Rabe will return to American Horror Story for Season 3! No word on what role she'll play or what Season 3 will be about other than the very cryptic "it will involve a romance." [Ryan Murphy's Twitter]

... Revenge's Emily VanCamp is getting richer. She's landed a major gig in Marvel's next Captain America movie, though details on her role haven't been announced. [Deadline Hollywood]

Follow writer Tim Surette on Twitter: @TimAtTVDotCom

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