CBS is leaving little doubt here: Doubt is no more.
The legal drama starring Katherine Heigl and Dule Hill was unceremoniously canceled by the network on Friday after just two episodes on the air. This was a quick dropping of the guillotine, but also one that we and so many others probably saw coming for an abundance of reasons. For one, the ratings were pretty terrible this week, and they were also the week before. It’s a shame given that we spoke with Heigl about the project earlier this month, and she seemed eager about it. This also marks the second straight cancellation for the former Grey’s Anatomy star after State of Affairs failed to materialize great ratings over at NBC.
In the place of Doubt, the network is already making other plans. Beginning on Wednesday, March 8, new episodes of Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders will begin airing. While this may not have been the way the show wanted to premiere (at the expense of another one ending), it’s still noteworthy and it at least gets it back on the air.
Here’s one of the more ironic things about this announcement: A little while back, Gary Sinise (star of the Criminal Minds spin-off series) erroneously announced that the show was going to be coming back on the air come Wednesday, March 8. This obviously didn’t turn out to be the case, but it turns out that he wasn’t all that far off from the truth as to when it was coming back.
The unfortunate news is that for people who really enjoyed what Doubt was putting out there through two episodes, there’s no real chance to see how it ends. Abrupt cancellations were pretty rare during the 2016-17 season, since most networks were fine to just let things air out. CBS, knowing that they had another show waiting in the wings, were clearly a little bit eager to get things going and to put another show out there for everyone to see.
What’s your take on the cancellation news, and are you going to miss Doubt being on the air in any shape or form? Share in the comments below! (Photo: CBS.)