Although there was never really any doubt, CBS has officially cancelled its Doubt TV show. There will be no second season of the legal drama, which went unmentioned (as expected), when CBS announced its schedule for the 2017-18 television season.
Starring Katherine Heigl as attorney Sadie Ellis, Doubt premiered in February to particularly low ratings for a new CBS drama, and was quickly pulled after just two episodes aired. The CBS TV series also starred Dulé Hill as Albert Cobb, Elliot Gould as Isaiah Roth; Laverne Cox as Cameron Wirth; Dreama Walker as Tiffany Simon; Kobi Libii as Nick Brady; and Steven Pasquale as Dr. Billy Brennan.
Doubt: A Look at the Ratings
The Doubt TV series premiere garnered a mere 0.76 rating in the 18-49 demographic and drew only 5.31 million viewers. This second episode drew a 0.60 and 4.03 million, respectively. Overall, the first season of Doubt averaged a 0.68 rating in the demo and an average audience of 4.67 million. Those numbers just don’t stack up against the other CBS TV shows.
Doubt: Will CBS Air All of Season One?
So far, CBS has not said if they would burn off the remaining episodes this summer. Only the first two are currently available for viewing on CBS.com. If the network announces it will run the rest of the 13 episodes which make up the first season, we will let you know.
The first season of this TV show drama centers on Sadie, a gifted lawyer. She represents pediatric surgeon Billy Brennan, who was recently accused of murdering his girlfriend, 24 years ago. Sadie develops feelings for him and has to hide them from everyone, including her close friend and colleague, Albert Cobb.
Getting involved with Billy could jeopardize Sadie’s career and happiness, particularly if he is guilty. She must work all the harder to prove reasonable doubt, even while she has some doubts of her own.
What do you think? Did you watch the first two episodes of Doubt? Do you think CBS should have given it more than two episodes, before cancelling it