Do No Harm: Cancelled by NBC After Two Episodes

Do No Harm canceledTo absolutely no surprise, NBC has cancelled Do No Harm, their new Thursday night drama. The network has pulled it from the schedule already, leaving 10 episodes unaired.

Do No Harm revolves around Jason Cole, a neurosurgeon with an unusual dilemma. Every night at 8:25pm, he becomes someone else — an alternate and evil version of himself who goes by the name Ian Price. Jason has managed to keep his alter ego from appearing, thanks to medication. Unfortunately, the serum stops working suddenly and Ian appears, more dangerous than ever.

The TV show features the talents of Steven Pasquale, Alana de la Garza, Ruta Gedmintas, Phylicia Rashad, Mousa Kraish, Michael Esper, John Carroll Lynch, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Samm Levine.

The series premiered last week to just a 0.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 3.12 million total viewers. Those were incredibly bad numbers.

How bad? It’s the lowest demo rating for a scripted series premiere in television history among the four major broadcast networks.

Since the pilot was released online a couple weeks before the television airing, might more people tune in for episode two? Nope. The second installment saw the ratings drop even further — to a 0.7 rating with 2.21 million viewers.

NBC has wasted no time in cancelling Do No Harm and reruns of Law & Order: SVU will fill the timeslot for the immediate future.

Production of the 12 episodes of Do No Harm was completed last month so this leaves 10 episodes unaired. There’s no word on when or if NBC will release them.

What do you think? Did you like Do No Harm? Why do you think so few people gave it a chance? What did you like about it?

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  1. ThomS says

    These network need some serious medication. How can you cancel based on two episodes? As was stated elsewhere, I’d rather watch “Do No Harm” over reality shows, campy comedies like Parks and Recreation or Community or cooking shows.

  2. Billy lukken says

    What the hell I liked this show it was a really good show. It had a good cast and well scripted. Better than watching a stupid reality show or a another cop show. I was looking for episode 3 then I saw it was Cancelled. I’m Very disappointed and piss off at the network for cancelled this show.

  3. Lei-Ann says

    Please please release the rest of the episodes online or through Netflix. I was really looking forward to episode 3, as was all my friends and coworkers. We really liked it!!

  4. Ed says

    Do they ever think that people just don’t watch or tune into there shows because all they ever do is show 1 season and then pull the plug. I am so sick of seeing only a few episodes and then reruns of stuff I really could care less for (another cop show). Maybe just maybe they could record 2 seasons worth all at once and go the distance with them. I mean really it’s not like they are going to break the bank, they do that anyways just by wasting our time on endless half series. You know they have to be spending fortunes on creating the next new flop. I would rather watch a new anything series than watch 1 more freakin cop show.

  5. A. Vandelay says

    I worked on the show a few times and I knew it was going to be bad. Didn’t get that vibe when I worked Deception, though.

  6. Sally Abry says

    I really loved the show. I am extremely disappointed. I should expect this by now. I’ve read the other comments, so I guess I’m not the only one. If I like it, it’s gone. They’ve cancelled so many shows I like that there are very few shows I watch now. I just wait until the show has been on for a year or two and shen get the dvd from the library and watch it.

  7. Anonymous says

    I really hate it when I start to watch a new series that I find interesting and different only to have it taken away within two episodes! Goodbye NBC…I’m sick of you.

  8. maria carin says

    It is really ashamed that the network did not give this series a chance. I thought the story line is great. It gives me an incite to the psyche of multiple personalities. The network should just air the 10 episodes anyway instead of airing stupid reruns of Law and order.

  9. says

    Seriously?! I really liked this show!! The only one that I actually tuned in to when it came on on Thursdays. Definitely was not given a fair chance. I hope they release the unaired episodes. Very disappointed

  10. Anonymous says

    Son of a *****!! The one show I wa actually tuning in for on the night it aired!! I really liked this show! Very original and well scripted. I hope they release the rest of the episodes.

  11. Reva Brown says

    I thought Do No Harm first episode was a little hard to relate with a person with split personality. In fact I put it on the shelf as waste of time. However the second episode was great! The interaction of his two sides was more believable. The struggle of him to intermingle two personality was great! I identify with him when he wish to be kind and gentle when he need to be and being aggressive and hard when the moment calls for those character. The first episode portrait him as a person total out of control without a conscious between specific hours, what? Also, the doctors were too stupid to recognize this man was not all together. I know they wanted the concept of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde but who want to be entertain with that. The second episode was much gentler and believable.

  12. says

    It figures. I am so out of tune with pop taste. I thought the pilot of DO NO HARM was the best of the season and the second episode was just as well done. Compare that to THE FOLLOWING which is all over the lot and ZERO HOUR which is even wackier. DO NO HARM was solid, well written well-acted, well-directyed. I guess that’s why it flopped.

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