As you may recall, NBC cancelled and pulled Do No Harm after only two episodes aired. It’s hard to blame them. After all, the show’s premiere set a record for the lowest debut ratings for an in-season scripted series in the history of the four major broadcast networks. Then, the numbers got worse in week two.
The network has now announced plans to air the remaining 10 installments starting Saturday, June 29th, at 10pm. Unless things change, it looks like the last episode of Do No Harm will be broadcast on August 31st.
It’ll be interesting to see how many people tune in for these new episodes. The network’s been running Saturday Night Live reruns in that timeslot and they’ve been attracting a bit more than two million viewers and a 0.8 demo rating. It’s hard to imagine that Do No Harm will be able to match or beat those numbers considering that’s what it was doing in its first two weeks.
Could NBC cancel the burn-off of Do No Harm episodes on Saturdays too? If that happens, hopefully the network will release all of the episodes online so that at least those that like the show will be able to see them.
What do you think? Do you like Do No Harm? Will you be watching these episodes — when they air on TV, on-demand, or online?