CBS has officially scuppered its legal drama series Doubt, starring Katherine Heigl, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

With a cast that also included Laverne Cox, Steven Pasquale and Dulé Hill, it’d managed to dribble out only two episodes before its cancellation.

The inaugural season was meant to span 13 episodes, but there’s been no confirmation as to whether those left over will ever make it to the small screen.

Adieu: CBS has officially scuppered its legal drama series Doubt, starring Katherine Heigl, according to The Hollywood Reporter

Adieu: CBS has officially scuppered its legal drama series Doubt, starring Katherine Heigl, according to The Hollywood Reporter

From the 18-49 demographic, the pilot garnered piddling ratings amounting to 0.8. This trailed behind what ABC, NBC and Fox were broadcasting at the time.

The mid-season show, in which Heigl’s glamorous defense attorney character falls for a possibly guilty client, lapsed in the ratings to 0.6 its second episode.

Pasquale played said client, and Cox’ turn was the first time a transgender actress portrayed an out transgender person as a network TV series regular.

Short honeymoon: With a cast that also included Laverne Cox, it'd managed to dribble out only two episodes before its cancellation

Short honeymoon: With a cast that also included Laverne Cox, it’d managed to dribble out only two episodes before its cancellation

Doubt aired Wednesdays at 10pm, a spot that a Bull rerun will snap up next week and that Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders will occupy in subsequent weeks.

As The Hollywood Reporter’s noted, this is the first show any of the ‘Big 5’ networks – ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox and The CW – has axed this season.

Doubt had been critically divisive, and as of this Friday, the day news of its cancellation broke, it held a 53% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Steamy: The program sees Heigl's glamorous defense attorney character falls for a possibly guilty client played by Steven Pasquale

Steamy: The program sees Heigl’s glamorous defense attorney character falls for a possibly guilty client played by Steven Pasquale

While the New York Times damned it as ‘a mess of a show’ and CNN called it a ‘slender vehicle,’ the Los Angeles Times maintained it was ‘highly watchable.’

The series had been created by Tony Phelan and Joan Rater, both of whom had written for Grey’s Anatomy, which Heigl appeared on from 2005 to 2010.

Heigl will be playing opposite Rosario Dawson in a new thriller film called Unforgettable, which is slated to open on April 21.

Onto the next: Heigl will be playing opposite Rosario Dawson in a new thriller film called Unforgettable, which is slated to open on April 21

Onto the next: Heigl will be playing opposite Rosario Dawson in a new thriller film called Unforgettable, which is slated to open on April 21







Courtesy: Daily Mail Online

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