Common Law: Already Cancelled? No Season Two?

Common Law not coming back for season 2?It looks like Common Law won’t be back for a second season. While the TV show hasn’t been officially cancelled by USA, the signs are all there.

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 counseling to keep the team together. The series also features the talents of Sonya Walger, Elizabeth Chomko, Alicia Coppola, Nora Zehetner, and Reed Diamond.

The first season averaged 2.13 million with a 0.6 demo rating on Friday nights. It was the lowest-rated original scripted series on USA this summer, performing worse than Fairly Legal, the sophomore series that also aired on Fridays.

According to Deadline, Common Law’s fate seems all but sealed. The options for the entire cast have expired so those contracts would have to be renegotiated for a second season to happen — if the actors aren’t committed to other projects. In addition, the show’s executive producer and showrunner, Craig Sweeny, has been hired as an executive producer on CBS’ Elementary series — a new take on Sherlock Holmes.

What do you think? Would you like to see a second season of Common Law? Why do you think the show didn’t catch on with a bigger audience?

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  1. says

    Bring it back there are very few good shows
    Out there , and you took one of the best off
    Why ????!!!! Every time you get a real good show
    you do this .

  2. dee says

    This was a great show!!! Please, bring it back for a season 2, it had just the right amount of drama and comic relief. It was one of the better shows on t.v.

  3. Terrance says

    The show was great I looked forward to watching it every week I hate to see it not come back , please upper management listen to the viewers and bring it back.

  4. cb says

    I can’t believe that they have cancelled common Law. With all the bad shows on and they come back every year WHAT ARE THEY THINKING…..THIS SHOW WAS GREAT !!!!! WE WANT THEM BACK !!!!!!!

  5. Dorothy says

    Common Law was awesome. I agree with fellowloverofcommonlaw it isn’t the shows fault it was on on a Friday night in the summer. REALLY!! Some one that knows how to start a petition get one going I will sign it and so will most of my family!

  6. fellowloverofcommonlaw says

    Common Law is actually a really good and humorous show i love it. More people would have watched it if it weren’t on a friday in the summer. I MEAN HONESTLY PEOPLE. let’s get real here. it’s not the shows fault I LOVE COMMON LAW <333333 I MISS IT COME BACK ALREADY THAANKS (:

  7. Thea Bron says

    I loved Common Law,the first season. I don’t understand there is not comming a second season. It was such a refreshing serie, there is nothing like this. I loved the humour in it. And boy, what a sexy guys! Pleaseeeeee, get more seasons! X from the Netherlands, Thea

  8. Brandon Jones says

    I personally think that’s this show was one of USA Network best shows. You have to bring the show back and take away the football show please.

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