Do No Harm canceled

NBC Cancels ‘Do No Harm,’ Pulls ‘1600 Penn’ For A Week

NBC has canceled its midseason freshman drama Do No Harm after only two episodes.

The series has been pulled from the schedule effective immediately, Deadline reports.

For the next two weeks, reruns of Law & Order: SVU will air in the Thursday 10 pm timeslot. Going forward, the network can either put Rock Center back in that slot or air freshman series Hannibal.

Do No Harm, a modern adaptation of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, focused on Dr. Jason Cole (Steven Pasquale), a neurosurgeon who transforms into an evil, alternate personality named Ian Price every night at 8:25 pm. The transformation lasts exactly 12 hours, and Cole tries to suppress it by injecting a cocktail. He discovers that his body has grown immune to the injection, and Price isn’t very happy about Cole trying to suppress him. Price then sets about destroying Cole’s life.

The series posted the lowest ratings ever for an in-season scripted season premiere on a Big 4 network, drawing a 0.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic. Its second episode, which aired February 7, dropped 22 percent to 0.7.

Another NBC series that may be in danger of cancellation is the political comedy 1600 Penn. The network pulled the newcomer for one week following low ratings, and will air a two new back-to-back episodes of The Office in its place. 1600 Penn performed slightly better when it premiered, drawing a 1.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic. Its second episode dropped 15 percent to 1.1.

1600 Penn centers on a dysfunctional First Family and stars Bill Pullman and Jenna Elfman.

Did you watch Do No Harm? Do you think it should have been canceled?