The Hollywood Reporter
Well, we can’t say we didn’t see this coming, although we do feel bad for series star Steven Pasquale: After posting the lowest-rated scripted premiere in the history of the Big Four networks, “Do No Harm” has been taken off NBC’s schedule after just two episodes.
Per THR, “Do No Harm” opened on January 31st to just a 0.9 rating with adults 18-49 and 3.1 million viewers before dipping even lower last night (February 7th) to a 0.7 demo rating. It now stands as the swiftest cancelation to come during the 2012-13 TV season.
NBC will replace previously scheduled episodes of “Do No Harm” on February 14th and February 21st with encore broadcasts of long-running procedural “Law & Order: SVU.”
In “Do No Harm,” Dr. Jason Cole (Steven Pasquale, “Rescue Me”) is a highly respected neurosurgeon who has it all – a lucrative career, confident charm, the gift of compassion. But he also has a deep, dark secret. One morning when he wakes up disoriented in a wrecked hotel room amidst several near-naked women he’s never seen before, he knows one thing: It’s happening again. Every night at the same hour, something inside Jason changes, leaving him almost unrecognizable – seductive, devious, borderline sociopathic.
This new man is his dangerous alternate personality who goes by the name of “Ian Price.” For years he’s battled Ian, keeping him in check with a powerful experimental sedative. But now his – their – body has developed a resistance to the serum, setting Ian free once again. And to make matters worse, after being suppressed for so long, Ian’s hell-bent on taking revenge on his oppressor. With everyone Jason cares about at risk – patients, friends, co-workers and even the woman he loves – he’s got to stop Ian once and for all. Will they find some common ground, or will they bring each other down? Hell hath no fury like an alter ego scorned.
Also starring are Alana De La Garza (“Law & Order”), Michael Esper (A Beautiful Mind), Ruta Gedmintas (“The Borgias”), and Phylicia Rashad (“The Cosby Show”). “Do No Harm” is produced by Universal Television and Traugott Company. The executive producer/writer is David Schulner (“Desperate Housewives,” “The Event”). Peter Traugott (“Ringer”) and Rachel Kaplan (“Ringer”) also are executive producers. Michael Mayer (NBC’s “Smash”) is the co-executive producer and director.
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