No stranger to television, Katherine Heigl had a long tenure on ABC’s successful Grey’s Anatomy TV series. Her next show, State of Affairs, was cancelled after one season on NBC. Now, she’s back on the small screen with a CBS legal drama called Doubt. How will this series do in the ratings? Will Doubt be renewed for a second season or, will it be cancelled instead? Stay tuned.
The Doubt TV show stars Katherine Heigl as Sadie Ellis; Elliot Gould as Isaiah Roth; Laverne Cox as Cameron Wirth; Dreama Walker as Tiffany Simon; and Kobi Libii as Nick Brady. Sadie is a brilliant attorney who starts to fall for her charismatic client. Pediatric surgeon Billy Brennan (Steven Pasquale) was recently accused of murdering his girlfriend, 24 years ago. Sadie has to hide her growing feelings from everyone, including her close friend and colleague, Albert Cobb (Dulé Hill). Getting involved with her client could put Sadie’s career and happiness at risk — particularly if Billy is found guilty. She must work all the harder to prove reasonable doubt, even while she has some doubts of her own.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival.
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What do you think? Did you like the Doubt TV show on CBS? Should it have been cancelled or renewed for season two?