USA is officially canceling the police drama Common Law after just one season.
The series, which starred Michael Ealy and Warren Kole as two cops who enter couples therapy, averaged roughly 2.1 million viewers for the network.
USA’s senior vice president of research Ted Linhart confirmed the news on Twitter, writing, “I can confirm to those who have asked that we are not renewing Common Law. Thanks to all the fans who watched and expressed their support.”
Kole had just recently earned a recurring role on Fox’s midseason drama The Following. The series is scheduled to premiere on Monday, January 21, 2013, and stars Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy.
The last original USA series that only lasted one season was the 2008 miniseries continuation of The Starter Wife starring Debra Messing.
The network has yet to decide the fate of Political Animals, a six-episode summer miniseries starring Sigourney Weaver as Elaine Barrish, a divorced former First Lady and Governor of Illinois, and current Secretary of State. The show has also performed poorly in the ratings.
Whether Fairly Legal will be returning for a third season remains to be seen, but its prospects don’t look too good. Star Sarah Shahi recently accepted a major recurring role on NBC’s Chicago Fire.
There was some good news out of the network today. January return dates were announced for Suits, White Collar, and Necessary Roughness. USA will also be debuting a new scripted drama, Graceland, next summer. The law enforcement drama stars Aaron Tveit as Mike Warren, an FBI agent just out of the academy.
Did you watch Common Law?