After CBS abruptly cancelled the series after two episodes back in February, the future of the remaining episodes was left uncertain. It was the first official cancellation of the 2016-2017 season. The series was axed from the schedule after the show failed to draw high ratings.
Tony Phelan’s tweet expressed excitement and hopefulness. Could CBS be airing Doubt to see how it does with ratings for a chance to be revived on another network? Or are they airing them to give those who watched the first two episodes closure? While none of this is certain, the show does have a few aspects working on its side should the former happen. For instance, the show’s cast is impressive. Katherine Heigl and Dulé Hill became household names after they starred on Grey’s Anatomy and Psych, respectively. (Hill’s new role on the USA series Suits could make a return difficult.)
Also, while the show failed to achieve great ratings, the reviews from the show were decent. Review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes wrote a decent review.
“Doubt struggles with tone in its premiere episode, but ultimately develops into a decent courtroom/workplace drama that is buoyed by a talented cast.”
The series could definitely have life on another network, but without a ratings increase, it is unlikely.
While nothing is confirmed, what is certain is that the remaining episodes will be available for the public to watch and it will be interesting to see how many viewers the show can draw. Also, viewers will see the direction the show was planning to take this season, and potentially into the future. While we will never see another season on CBS, it is still entertaining to see what would have been in store.
Doubt follows Sadie Ellis, a brilliant attorney who falls for a altruistic pediatric surgeon and her client after he is recently accused of murdering his girlfriend from 24 years earlier.
The courtroom drama starred Katherine Heigl, Dulé Hill, Laverne Cox, Dreama Walker, Kobi Libii, Steven Pasquale, and Elliott Gould.
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This story was written by Samantha D’Amico. If you want to follow her on Twitter, you can do so at @SAM_iamXO.