Somewhere, The Mob Doctor is smiling.
CBS is pulling Friday night legal drama Made In Jersey from its schedule after only two episodes. That makes Jersey the first cancelled TV show of the fall. Undercover Boss will join CBS’ Friday night lineup starting Nov. 2, with CSI: NY advancing to 9 p.m. Until then, repeats of NCIS and Hawaii Five-0 will help fill the night.
Made in Jersey debuted to weak reviews and low ratings, premiering to 7.7 million viewers and a very slight 1.1 rating among adults 18-49. Last week, the Janet Montgomery drama dropped to 5.8 million viewers and a 0.8 rating. Undercover Boss has proven to be a solid Friday performer and having the reality show in the 8 p.m. slot should help CBS’ surviving dramas on the night.
CBS’ other new dramas Vegas and Elementary are considered likely to get full-season orders later this week. No clear sense yet of the fate of new comedy Partners.
Most predicted Fox’s The Mob Doctor would be the first cancelled drama (including us). But there’s a rumor going around that Fox has quietly decided to air all 13 episodes. Fox hasn’t confirmed this, however. With Fox’s baseball coverage and a presidential debate pre-empting Mob Doc in the short term, we’ll just have to wait and see.
What do you think will be the next new fall show to get the boot?
UPDATED: Fall TV Death Watch 2012