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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  1. Barbara Kirshfield says

    I LOVE Common Law. There isn’t anything else to watch on Friday nights, and this show is just too good to be cancelled – please don’t even think of it. All of the characters/actors are great and seem so real in their roles.Please keep it on USA – it grows on you.

  2. Victoria says

    Common Law is my favorite USA show. It’s hilarious and the chemistry between the 2 leads is excellent. Please bring it back!!!!

  3. Carol says

    PLEASE renew Common Law. This is our favorite show on USA. Fairly Legal, White Collar, Royal Pains, and Suits follow in that order. Get rid of Covert Affairs or Burned if you have to cancel something. Common Law is funny, exciting, and I love the actors.

  4. Velibor says

    Best show on TV at the moment. Sadly it’ll die because people are simply too stupid to realize most of the jokes incorporated into the show.

  5. Amber T. says

    RENEW THE SHOW!!!! It’s my favorite show and I would be heartbroken to see it go! I just can’t take this…not after Harry’s Law!

  6. Debbie says

    I Love this show. Please renew it.Take off all those other new shows which you know
    will not make it.Renew the show and try it on another night.

  7. Vonna says

    I absolutely love Common Law. The characters are well developed and the plot is fun and substantive. Please bring the show back!

  8. Judy Skog says

    Please don’t cancel Common Law, it is smart, well-acted, and just needs some time and a better night to find more viewers. Too many shows that should be cancelled, but this is not one of them. Love this show, please at least let it go one more season !!!

    Dave and Judy Skog

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