The death knoll has sounded and the first casualty of the new fall TV season is the CBS legal drama Made in Jersey.
The Hollywood Reporter announced earlier today that after airing only two episodes the new drama that starred British actress Janet Montgomery (‘Human Target’) as newly minted New Jersey attorney Martina Garretti, is being pulled from the primetime line-up, effective immediately.
In its place will be reruns of ‘NCIS’ and ‘Hawaii Five-0′ until the return of the reality series ‘Undercover Boss’, which will take over the timeslot starting on November 2. The rest of the Friday night schedule will remain the same with ‘CSI: NY’ airing at 9/8c and ‘Blue Bloods’ rounding out the night at 10/9c.
‘Made in Jersey’ came from creator Dana Calvo and executive producer Kevin Falls, debuting on September 28 to very soft ratings among the key demograph of 18- to 49-year olds with 7.8 million viewers tuning in overall, making it the network’s lowest-rated series for the night.
For those of you who watched the show, do you feel this is the right move? How do you feel about the cancellation? And, what show do you think will be the next victim of low ratings? Please share your comments below.