NBC has officially yanked “Do No Harm” from their lineup after only two episodes have made it to television screens. The ratings on the show were so awful that the network pulled the failing show off of the air before it had any chance to make an impact.
Harm, starring Steven Pasquale (Rescue Me) as a surgeon with a Jekyll-and-Hyde-style split personality, premiered last Thursday with 3.1 million viewers, the lowest turnout on a major network for a new drama in the regular TV season. Thursday, its second episode sunk to 2.2 million.
Remaining episodes are unlikely to air anytime soon.
Instead, for the next two weeks, NBC will air repeats of Law & Order: SVU in the 10 p.m. ET/PT time period on Thursday. March will likely see further reshuffling as two other dramas, Deception and Smash, which returned this week, also have been rejected by viewers.
Among potential reinforcements are another new drama, Hannibal (about the Silence of the Lambs character) and Ready for Love, a dating show produced by Eva Longoria that is currently not slated to air until March 31.
Are you shocked that the show had such terrible ratings? Did you watch the two episodes that aired? If so, what did you think? Was NBC right in pulling it so quickly? Hit the comments and let us know your thoughts.