‘Doubt’ And Other Katherine Heigl Projects That Failed To Connect With Audiences

Jeffrey Totey - Author

Mar. 3 2017, Updated 10:29 p.m. ET

It took quite a while, but the first new TV series of the 2016-2017 fall season to get canceled is CBS’s Doubt. The courtroom drama boasted that it starred Katherine Heigl and was given a good time slot on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. following the highly rated Criminal Minds, but after just two airings, the show was cut. According to AdWeek, the show’s premiere on February 15 brought in a rating of 0.8 and 5.3 million total viewers and then dropped to a rating of 0.6 and 4 million viewers the following week. Beginning on March 8, the series will be replaced by Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders.

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Though she’s been acting since 1992, Heigl’s career really took off when she first appeared on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy as medical intern Dr. Isobel “Izzie” Stevens in 2005. She has been nominated for numerous Emmy awards and has won nine. In 2007, Entertainment Weekly considered her to be one of the “Top 25 Entertainers of the Year.” But it was during the following year that Katherine’s star began to shine less brightly. Heigl opted out of the Emmy race because she felt that she hadn’t been given any material that would warrant an Emmy consideration. Heigl left the show in 2010.

As much as Katherine Heigl tries, she really could use a win. Her next TV series, State of Affairs, appeared on NBC in 2015 and lasted for just one season. State of Affairs has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 28 percent and while the score was higher for Doubt (53 percent), CBS only aired two episodes (though more will likely be burned off during the coming summer season).


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