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Common Law: Should It Be Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two?

canceled or season two for Common Law TV show on USATonight’s installment is the last episode of USA Network’s Common Law series — either for the season or for the series. It remains to be seen if this TV show will be cancelled or renewed for a second season.

Common Law follows a pair of LAPD detectives — Travis Marks (Michael Ealy) and Wes Mitchell (Warren Kole). They bicker but their talents mesh so well that their commanding officer, Captain Sutton (Jack McGee), orders them into counselling to keep the team together. Others in the cast include Sonya Walger, Elizabeth Chomko, Alicia Coppola, Nora Zehetner, and Reed Diamond.

The show debuted back on May 11th to 2.48 million viewers with a 0.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic. In terms of viewers, that was about 30% lower than Fairly Legal’s second season premiere a couple months earlier. Common Law did however significantly outperform the ninth episode of Fairly Legal that preceded it.

Should Common Law be cancelled?

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Over the course of the season, Common Law’s ratings have declined and that’s not positive. At the end of July, they hit a new low with 1.76 million and a 0.5 demo rating. The season has averaged 2.13 million with a 0.6 demo rating.

The show is the lowest-rated scripted series currently on USA. That’s somewhat understandable because it does air on Friday nights, a lesser-watched night of television. Still, Common Law’s numbers are worse than Fairly Legal’s season average (which also aired on Fridays) and much lower than the other scripted shows on USA this summer.

What will USA do? It’s hard to say but, based on the ratings, there doesn’t seem to be an overwhelming reason for them to renew Common Law for a second season.

But, what do you think? Do you like Common Law? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed? Which way do you think USA will go?

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simpson September 10, 2012 at 5:51 pm

no no no please don’t cancle the show is witty the men are hot i love the show


simpson September 10, 2012 at 5:45 pm

llease don’t cancel i love this show both men are hot the show is witty


simpson September 10, 2012 at 5:40 pm

please please please renew this show omg i love this show both man are so hot the show is witty and l often laugh out loud love it please keep it simpson


tigermania September 10, 2012 at 8:16 am

this show needs to go….the phony Los Angeles overhead aerial shots when in fact they are filming in New Orleans, 2 totally different landscapes is only one of many problems with the fakeness and sillyness of this series…..


Chris September 10, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Waw, that’s brilliant… Psych is filmed in Canada when it’s supposed to be Santa Barbara. It’s what happen in a normal TV Show. This comment makes no sense.


M. Davis September 9, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Love Common Law, Please Do Not Cancel!


Anonymous September 8, 2012 at 10:56 am

please renew this show. The two main characters have great chemistry.


Tony September 4, 2012 at 12:10 pm

When will we find out whether its been or getting Renewed or Cancelled hope-fully its gonna get Renewed because its such an Awesome Show.


LAWRENCE G LUCAS September 4, 2012 at 9:22 am

i am currently living in arequipa, peru

please renew the show
great writing and story



Susie Peterson September 7, 2012 at 10:00 am

I lived in Arequipa for a year in 1970. I lived with the family of Dr. Nunez Borja on Avenido Bolognese in Yanahuara. I have many fond memories.


JD September 1, 2012 at 11:15 pm

My favorite show. Keep it!


mary coles September 1, 2012 at 12:54 pm

please renew it!


Martha September 1, 2012 at 10:57 am

Please renew this show, and keep developing the characters. The really are a great duo!


Karen August 29, 2012 at 7:45 pm

Renew it! Love the show.


Irma Young August 28, 2012 at 8:18 pm

Renew it! but change the therapy gig, make it more interesting, like west kicking somebody’s ass because his exwife got hut. or Travis falling in love with an ex-con, ex addict and did not know it, transporting a jailbird and finding out that FBI and Mob wants him dead. protecting a witness (hot girl). thousand of possibilities DON”T Cancel! I’ll wite the episodes, Ill keep the audience in suspense! NO! NO! cancel! they make the best Patners!


Diane Keeley August 26, 2012 at 6:04 pm

Please, please, please renew this show!!!! OMG, it is one of my faves!!! These guys remind me of every hysterical movie duo of detectives in a series! :] They are so funny and Travis is sooooo freakin’ hot!!!!!! :]


Nannette August 25, 2012 at 9:25 pm

DO NOT CANCEL. It’s a really good show


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