CBS Cancels 'Made in Jersey' After 2 Episodes
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The first casualty of the Fall 2012 TV season is here. After just two episodes CBS, has pulled freshman drama Made in Jersey from the schedule, making it the first new show of the season to get cancelled.
Made in Jersey, about a Jersey lawyer working at a sophisticated, upscale law firm, premiered with 7.8 million viewers and dropped more than one million for its second episode. Those numbers are much better than other new shows that have already been given full season orders, but by CBS standards, the numbers are terrible.
CSI: NY will move from 8pm to 9pm to fill the empty time slot left by Made in Jersey. For the next three Fridays, repeats of NCIS and Hawaii Five-0 will air at 8pm, and on Friday, November 2, the new season of Undercover Boss will begin.
This marks the first time in recent history CBS is the first major network to cancel a new show. For the past four years that dubious honor went to NBC (The Playboy Club), FOX (Lone Star and Do Not Disturb) and the CW (The Beautiful Life).
CBS is usually known for making big hits, with new dramas Elementary and Vegas staying over 10 million viewers per episode. Made in Jersey, like A Gifted Man last season, failed to catch on Friday nights.
Now that the flood gates have been opened, perhaps we'll see other networks start to cancel new shows as well.
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