“Doubt” Starring Laverne Cox Cancelled
It’s a wrap for CBS’s legal drama Doubt. After two low-rated episodes, the network has reportedly pulled the plug on the series which starred Katherine Heigl and Laverne Cox.
The series was created by Tony Phelan and Joan Rater. Katherine starred in the lead role, as Sadie Ellis, a brilliant attorney who falls for her client (Steven Pasquale), an altruistic pediatric surgeon recently accused of murdering his girlfriend 24 years earlier.
Other cast members included: Dulé Hill as Albert Cobb; Laverne Cox as Cameron Wirth; Dreama Walker as Tiffany Simon; Kobi Libii as Nick Brady; Steven Pasquale as William “Billy” Brennan
and Elliott Gould as Isaiah Roth.
Reportedly, production on all 13 episodes wrapped before the holidays. It’s unclear when — or if — the 11 remaining episodes will air. Insiders say that there is a chance that it could return, but it remains unscheduled for the time being.
Despite heavy promotion, the series opened to poor reviews and lackluster ratings. The series had a weak 0.8 rating among adults 18-49, coming in last place among shows on the Big Four that night. In week two, the drama fell again, dipping to a 0.6 rating — below the series low of its time slot predecessor, Code Black (0.7 adults). Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, on the other hand, ended its first-season run with a 1.0 rating back in May.
For its first season, the spinoff averaged a 2.0 rating among adults 18-49 and 10 million viewers with seven days of DVR in its first season on the network.
Doubt is now the first series to be outright canceled this broadcast season.