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This week’s episode of The Firm has been replaced by a rerun of the 90-minute premiere of Fashion Star (which debuts tonight).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. rachelle evans says

    I absolutely love this show….one of the best on tv!! It’s finally different than the usual police and forensic series/reality shows!! Why would you ever cancel it???

  2. ken sherriff says

    I really enjoyed this program, bring it back!!!! One of the only shows on tv
    with no sex, and alot of other trash. Sure lets have another reality show which i hate all of those.

  3. Debbie Craig says

    Loved this series….. big mistake cancelling it, but why not make room for another stupid reality show – just what we need.

  4. Melissa Willis says

    The Firm is an awesome show,I would be very disappointed if the show was permanately pulled!If they do choose to pull it,atleast give us an oppritunity to buy the complete series on DVD.

  5. susan says

    Please bring this show back…. TV is a distraction and entertainment… We do not need to watch stupid reality shows… Really Bring it back.. please

  6. Dennis Spero says

    I watched it on Saturdays and thought the show was action packed and it kept me in looking forward to the next showing. I don’t understand why it wasn’t kept.

  7. Mary Phillips says

    Why do they put all the good shows on at the same times? That’s why some good shows don’t get watched. I loved the firm & looked forward to more shows, guess not. So glad I have tivo, I won’t miss all the good shows that are on at the same time. Are there any good shows any more? TV is really begining to suck & hate paying for cable & tivo.

  8. Lorraine says

    I am very disappointed to hear NBC is cancelling The Firm. It was a good series and all they want to put on is the stupid reality shows.

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