If you haven’t seen the new NBC series, “Do No Harm,” you apparently aren’t alone. And you’ve had your chance. The network has pulled the plug on the freshman show after only two airings. Deadline Hollywood reports that the show did manage the dubious distinction of garnering the lowest premiere rating for an in-season, scripted series in the history of television.
The second episode ratings were lower.
NBC has not yet announced what’s going to take its place in the Thursday 10:00 PM timeslot. It could bring back “Rock Center,” or, if it wants to fill the void with another scripted series, “Hannibal” is ready to air. That series is based on characters created by novelist Thomas Harris who have previously appeared in the novels “Red Dragon,” “The Silence of the Lambs,” “Hannibal,” and “Hannibal Rising,” all of which have been adapted into features. (“Red Dragon” has actually been filmed twice.) In the new, 13 episode series, Hugh Dancy plays FBI Special Agent Will Graham and Mads Mikkelssen (“Casino Royale”) plays Dr. Hannibal Lecter.
“Do No Harm” starred Steven Pasquale as a brilliant neurosurgeon with a dual personality. No word as to what NBC will do with the 10 unaired episodes.