NBC has cancelled Do No Harm before it could do more harm to its Thursday night primetime ratings, pulling the medical drama after just two episodes.
The peacock made the move Friday, the day after the show’s second low-rated episode. The modern-day twist on the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde tale attracted just 2.2 million viewers overall and a measly 0.7 rating with adults 18-49. That was down from last week’s debut, which attracted 3.1 million and 0.9 rating with viewers 18-49.
“Seriously guys? I’d like to thank the tens of u who tuned in to Do No Harm last night. #yowza,” star Steven Pasquale (Rescue Me) tweeted after the Jan. 31 bow.
It marked the smallest debut ever for an in-season scripted show on NBC, ABC, CBS or Fox.
Repeats of Law & Order: SVU replace Do No Harm for the next two weeks.
Pasquale starred as Dr. Jason Cole, a gifted neurosurgeon with a dark secret: he has an alter ego named Ian Price who likes to emerge and party, get drunk, do drugs and throw punches.
Do No Harm also starred Alana De La Garza (Law & Order), Michael Esper (A Beautiful Mind), Ruta Gedmintas (The Borgias), Lin-Manuel Miranda (House), Phylicia Rashad (The Cosby Show) and John Carroll Lynch (The Drew Carey Show).
NBC had a bad Friday. The cancellation came hours after Christina Applegate announced she was leaving the network’s troubled sitcom Up All Night.