Court will soon be out of session. NBC has cancelled their Bad Judge sitcom, deciding not to order any additional installments beyond the initial 13 episode order. Ten episodes have been completed and three more will be produced.
Bad Judge follows Rebecca Wright (Walsh), an unorthodox judge of the Los Angeles County Circuit Court. She’s tough-as-nails and one of LA’s most respected criminal court judges but has a truly wild lifestyle in her off hours. The rest of the cast includes Tone Bell, Ryan Hansen, John Ducey, and Miguel Sandoval.
The series got off to a disappointing start on October 2nd, registering a 1.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 5.84 million viewers. The series held steady in week two which was a positive sign, especially since Bad Judge was airing opposite highly-rated Thursday night football games on CBS. Perhaps the numbers would start to grow?
Nope. The ratings trickled downward over the next couple weeks and then hit a new low this week when the CBS sitcoms returned. It drew just a 0.9 in the demo with 3.9 million viewers.
That seems to have been enough for the peacock network to declare that the show was over. NBC won’t be ordering any more episodes but (for now) plans to let the remaining eight installments air. The Blacklist is scheduled to move to Thursday nights at 9pm on February 5th.
Companion sitcom A to Z has also been cancelled.
What do you think? Do you like the Bad Judge TV show? Do you think that NBC should have cancelled it? Would you have watched a second season?