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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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Seamus M. Kearney June 12, 2013 at 1:11 pm

Dear Sir / Madame,

I seriously believe that “Common Law” didn’t get a fair chance. You put it
on friday night. It was a show that needed a few episodes to develop.You people are
also being very shortsighted in tis situation. This was atype of show where you not
hooked overnight. I’m telling you; if you dop this show that it will be on TNT next
season !!


Tessala'M May 19, 2013 at 1:26 pm

I agree with all the above. It was a funny show with 2 great actors. I love their chemistry and bickering. PLEASE RENEW >:(


Sonya May 2, 2013 at 8:05 am

Please renew


Judi April 26, 2013 at 9:03 pm

Give the show more time. In the 49 – 60 age group, there is little to watch. I found them entertaining and clever. Please keep them on!!!!


Holly April 24, 2013 at 2:59 pm

This show is witty, well-written, well-acted, non-formulaic and very well balanced so yes, by all means cancel it and cater to the drivel middle America finds entertaining.


Heather Kimbrel March 23, 2013 at 7:13 pm

I love this show. I am and will always be a big fan. I was in love with physic, but when common law came on I feel in love with it. even though I am a big fan of Shawn and Gus I loved common law more. please please renew it, for one of the biggest fans they can ever have RENEW IT


Barbara March 22, 2013 at 12:02 am

This show is great the two guys are funny playing off of each other.
Please keep it on the air.


Anonymous February 24, 2013 at 6:22 pm

I really love the show….give it a chance to catch on!


Mely February 22, 2013 at 10:11 pm

Please keep the show it is my favorite show of all times…. Renew renew renew


Pat Parsons February 20, 2013 at 3:14 am

Loved the chemistry between the two detectives. Give it a chance!


Mildred Wilcox February 16, 2013 at 3:48 pm

Please renew! It was the best thing ever on Friday nights. Loved it!


GT February 13, 2013 at 12:49 am

It was nice to see a cop show that wasn’t taking itself too serious. Bring it back


Allysa Taylor February 3, 2013 at 11:28 pm

I also think they should renew it……It is my favorite show ever…..It is hilarious..and clean….Definently should…Please


Diane -Cambridge January 23, 2013 at 7:28 pm

They should definitely renew it. This is such a great show. Clean, funny and great stories. The two guys are great. Keep taking off the good shows and what are we left with, housewives yuk, cooking shows yuk, reality shows, yep you guessed it – yuk. Only good reality is Survivor


Caleigh January 20, 2013 at 4:14 am

Renew one of the best shows ever!!!!!


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