The NBC midseason drama Do No Harm has done too much harm to the network's Thursday night lineup, causing the network to cancel the low-rated series after just two episodes. NBC will air repeats of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in the Thursday 10 PM time slot until February 21. There is speculation that NBC may use Bryan Fuller's Hannibal as a replacement this spring, though that has not been confirmed.
The move shouldn't come as a big surprise, at least to anyone who follows the Nielsen ratings numbers. The series premiere on January 31 lured in just 3.1 million viewers, with a paltry 0.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic, making it the lowest rated debut of any major network show in history. Last night's second episode did even worse, dropping to 2 million viewers and a 0.7 demographic rating.
Production wrapped last month on the initial 13-episode order of Do No Harm. The network hasn't made it clear yet whether the remaining 11 episodes will air at a later date or not.
Steven Pasquale starred in Do No Harm as Dr. Jason Cole, a neurosurgeon who has another personality that takes over at night. Alana De La Garza and Phylicia Rashad also starred in the short-lived series, created by David Schulner.