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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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Jacquely January 20, 2013 at 1:54 am

My mom and I loved watching Common Law. It made us laugh! We couldn’t wait to see another episode of it. Please bring it back for a second season.


John January 16, 2013 at 11:17 pm

Renew this is a great show!


nan January 3, 2013 at 4:08 pm

please it ,love it, love it


s f December 31, 2012 at 2:24 am



Lisa December 29, 2012 at 7:27 pm

TV needs to have the laughs in it drama and this show did it nicely
I will miss it greatly if its gone


Doris December 11, 2012 at 11:16 pm

I Just Love this program renew.


Doris December 11, 2012 at 11:07 pm

I Jus love this program I love it, love it, love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Brenda Demery November 7, 2012 at 9:08 pm

It makes me Sad That you are taking off Common Law . There is a lotta shows that you could have taken off like Burn Notice And a lot others.. Are You’ll not sure if you are thinking of taking it off or is it final Decision ?.. Can you please find it in your heart to put this show back on . Each and every star is really good the show is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!………..Now I have nothing to watch on friday nights :{…. if Friday is not a good night for common law put it on another night please. I HATE TO BEG AND PLEAD BUT PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PUT IT BACK ON….I PRAY EVERY NIGHT THAT THIS SHOW COMES BACK ON…


Patricia October 28, 2012 at 7:05 pm



Leighetta October 28, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Renew Renew Renew Renew Renew


Trish October 23, 2012 at 5:19 pm

My vote is to renew – I like the show a lot


goodwordtoday October 23, 2012 at 8:22 am

Renew! Just make them better partners – too much fighting with each other gets annoying. Like the psych group sessions though. The other people in the group is an avenue the writers can explore. And the other cops in the unit don’t always have to be so competitive and hostile.


dan October 22, 2012 at 9:51 am

we want season 2 god please


Roman Edwards October 18, 2012 at 7:24 pm

I think it should be renewed. It is funny and clean for the most part(more than other shows that is). My wife and I watched every episode and have been expecting its return this season. So YES Renew It


Jamea T October 18, 2012 at 5:14 pm

Dynamite acting, script, production and many more. Please continue Common Law!


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