The Firm: To Be Cancelled on Saturdays Too?

The Firm canceledIf you need proof that The Firm is doomed to be cancelled by NBC, you just have to look at the show’s ratings. Not only did the new legal series bomb on Thursday nights but it’s currently being trounced on Saturday nights as well — airing opposite CSI: New York repeats, 20/20, and FOX’s forgotten Q’Viva! The Chosen reality series.

The ratings for The Firm have been so poor that one had to start wondering if NBC might bump the series off the Saturday schedule as well. Well, that’s what they’re doing — at least for one week.

This week’s episode of The Firm has been replaced by a rerun of the 90-minute premiere of Fashion Star (which debuts tonight). That will be followed by an encore of the first episode of Betty White’s Off Their Rockers, which first aired in January. Rockers returns to the NBC schedule on April 4th.

On March 24th, NBC has slotted an episode of the USA Network series Fairly Legal at 8pm, a slot that had been filled by reruns of Smash. The network hasn’t announced which episode of Fairly Legal will air but the season two opener (which will run this Friday on USA) seems likely.

The network is shaking up their Saturday night schedule and if they can come up with better numbers than what The Firm has been getting, the legal drama could easily be off the schedule for good. NBC has aired just 10 of the show’s 22 episodes thus far.

What do you think? Are you still watching NBC’s The Firm? Do you watch the episodes on Saturday nights, on demand or online? Would you be upset if NBC pulled it for good?

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  1. says

    I’m so so! Looking for when the new season of the Firm will finally start and I see you have cancelled yet ANOTHER really good show! And left us with total CRAP like SIBERIA!! Come one – how stupid are we REALLY!!!

  2. E Eberle says

    Please bring back the Firm. I agree, it was not given a chance. I just happened to find it thru Netflix and love it. You must bring it back. It is excellent.

  3. ad says

    loved the firm, you never give new show A CHANCE , GUNSMOKE WAS A FAILURE see what happened to it. some crap shoot up /med / dead bodies/

  4. says

    You really need to renew this show I hate that it’s been left like it has! I LOVE this show and I’m a reality junkie…but reality does not compare to a CSI episode or Breaking Bad which at last will give us some closure, or even The Walking Dead! Keep this show alive,heck sell it to CABLE!!!!!!!

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