Cancelled ‘Zero Hour’ & ‘Do No Harm’ Get Summer Air Dates For Unaired Episodes

By | Friday April 26, 2013 @ 11:31pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Anthony EdwardsTwo midseason dramas pulled quickly after their premieres have gotten their unaired episodes scheduled. ABC‘s Zero Hour and NBC‘s Do No Harm both have landed burnoff Saturday slots. … Read More »

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‘Do No Harm’ Canceled After Two Airings

By | Friday February 8, 2013 @ 2:44pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

It is two episodes and out for NBC‘s midseason drama Do No Harm, which has been pulled from the schedule effective immediately. For the next two weeks, NBC will air Law & Order: SVU reruns in … Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Do No Harm’ Falls Again, ‘Community’ Returns Up, ‘American Idol’ Dips, ‘Scandal’ Hits High

By | Friday February 8, 2013 @ 8:59am PST

After the worst in-season network debut rating ever last week, NBC’s Do No Harm (0.7/2) did itself more harm by falling 22% from that January 31 debut. To put it in further perspective, viewership of the certainly soon-to-be-cancelled new show fell from the 3.3 million who watched last week to 2.18 million. It wasn’t all bad news on NBC on Thursday, however. With the end of 30 Rock last Thursday, this week saw the long-delayed return of Community (1.8/6) for a fourth season at 8 PM. The comedy bested its previous season opener of September 22, 2011, when it wasn’t facing American Idol, by 6%, and beat its May 17, 2012 Season 3 finale by 38%.

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POST MORTEM: What Led To ‘Do No Harm’s Historic Ratings Flop

By | Friday February 1, 2013 @ 10:25pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

In the days leading to last night’s premiere of NBC‘s new drama Do No Harm, tracking was soft, with awareness weak across the board and intent to see below average, leading to modest ratings expectations. Rival networks were predicting a premiere 18-49 rating a little below the 2.0 that fellow midseason NBC drama Deception recently opened to, with a 1.8 rating considered a reasonable target. But Do No Harm came in at a 0.9, the lowest in-season premiere rating for a series on the Big 4 broadcast networks. Ever. It was even lower than the dismally rated newsmagazine Rock Center With Brian Williams averaged in the Thursday 10 PM hour (1.0) this season. Do No Harm‘s viewership was a paltry 3.1 million viewers. The shocking underperformance was reminiscent of the fall 2010 debut of Fox’s drama Lone Star. Launching behind House with a major marketing campaign behind it, the well-reviewed drama was projected to deliver a premiere 18-49 rating above a 2.5. Instead, it opened to a 1.3, dropping to a 1.0 in the second week before Fox yanked it off the schedule. NBC did not rush to cancel Do No Harm today as executives there were as puzzled by the abysmal ratings as everyone else, but will likely do so next week unless Do No Harm‘s ratings miraculously rebound, something that almost never happens. Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ’30 Rock’ Series Finale Ends Up, ‘Do No Harm’ Lowest Debut Ever

By | Friday February 1, 2013 @ 8:35am PST

After seven seasons NBC’s 30 Rock (1.9/5) ended its run last night with a one-hour special, another Conan O’Brien cameo, a snow globe and some stiff competition. “Our finale is on this Thursday at 8 PM, up against The Big Bang Theory, so just tape The Big Bang Theory for once, for crying out loud!,” Tina Fey said at the SAG Awards last weekend as she accepted the trophy for best female actor in a comedy series. Someone must have been listening because last night’s finale was up 36% over last week’s show and hit its highest viewership total in more than two years with 4.796 million watching. That’s almost 2 million more than the 2.843 million who watched 30 Rock’s Season 6 finale on May 17, which got a 1.4/4 in Live+Same Day ratings.

Related: How Tina Fey’s ’30 Rock’ Lasted Seven Seasons And Changed The Game For Female Comedy Creators

As one show ended on NBC on Thursday another began with the 10 PM premiere of Do No Harm (0.9/3). Though it might not be around for long. Starring Rescue Me alumni Steve Pasquale, the contemporary Jekyll and Hyde was the lowest rated in-season premiere ever of any scripted show on the any of the Big Four networks. Down 55% from last spring’s Awake premiere, Do No Harm pulled in 3.13 million viewers in the slot usually occupied by Rock Center. Read More »

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‘Do No Harm’ Creator David Schulner Confronts Dual-Personality Track Record: TCA

By | Sunday January 6, 2013 @ 4:46pm PST

Ray Richmond is contributing to Deadline’s TCA coverage.

Network primetime seems especially determined to make a high-concept dual-personality drama work. The most recent example of a noble failure was NBC’s Awake. But NBC in particular … Read More »

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‘Do No Harm’ To Air On UKTV; Net Acquires Multiple Series From NBCU International

By | Thursday December 13, 2012 @ 2:01am PST

UKTV, the British commercial network co-owned by BBC Worldwide and Scripps Network Interactive, has acquired upcoming midseason drama Do No Harm as part of a content deal with NBCU International Television Distribution. Do No Harm, a … Read More »

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NBC Sets ’30 Rock’ Finale, ‘Do No Harm’ Premiere Date; ‘Do No Harm’ Gets Thursday 10 PM Slot; ‘Rock Center’ Moves To Fridays

By | Friday November 30, 2012 @ 10:09am PST
Nellie Andreeva

NBC‘s experiment with a newsmagazine in the iconic Thursday 10 PM time slot is over. The network just announced that midseason drama Do No Harm will move into the time period on January 31, following the hourlong series finale of 30 Rock, which will air the same night from 8-9 PM, The Office and newbie 1600 Penn. The low-rated Rock Center With Brian Williams will move to Fridays beginning February 8 and air in the “newsmagazine” 10 PM slot, bumping Dateline to 9 PM. Dateline will take over Grimm‘s slot while the supernatural drama is on a hiatus. When Grimm returns to its 9 PM berth March 8, I hear Dateline will either get off Fridays (by then the Sunday edition will already have launched post-football), or replace Rock Center if the show does not get any traction on its new night. “January 31 will be a special night as one classic series will mark its finale with a great hour-long sendoff episode while a promising new drama will make its debut on Thursdays,” said NBC chairman Bob Greenblatt. Read More »

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Order Of Midseason NBC Drama ‘Do No Harm’ Trimmed By One Episode

By | Monday November 12, 2012 @ 12:01pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

NBC‘s midseason drama Do No Harm has undergone a minor order reduction from 13 to 12 episodes, including the pilot. The trim is said to be for scheduling reasons, which means that NBC brass already have an idea … Read More »

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Lin-Manuel Miranda To Recur On NBC Drama Series ‘Do No Harm’

By | Wednesday September 12, 2012 @ 6:41pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Tony Award-winning actor Lin-Manuel Miranda (In the Heights) is set for a recurring role on NBC’s midseason drama Do No Harm. Written by David Schulner, the Universal TV-produced project centers on Jeffrey Kohn (Steven Pasquale), a brilliant neurosurgeon … Read More »

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Mousa Kraish Exits NBC’s ‘Do No Harm’

By | Tuesday September 4, 2012 @ 9:07pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Mousa Kraish, regular on the Jekyll & Hyde-style NBC medical drama Do No Harm, has been let go from the midseason series after two episodes. Do No Harm, written by David Schulner, centers on Jeffrey Kohn … Read More »

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NBC First Look Teasers: 2012-13 New Shows

Nellie Andreeva

Sitcoms expand to four nights this fall including Tuesday and Friday nights. New dramas from Dick Wolf and JJ Abrams. Here’s your first look:

NBC’s Save Me - Comedy
Produced by Sony Pictures Television and Original Film. Novelist John Scott Shepherd is executive producer/creator along with executive producer/director Scott Winant and executive producers Neal H. Moritz, Vivian Cannon, and Alexa Junge:

NBC’s 1600 Penn - Comedy
Produced by 20th Century Fox. From executive producer/director Jason Winer. The executive producers are Winer (who also directed the pilot), Gad and former White House speechwriter Jon Lovett:

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UPDATE: NBC Picks Up Dramas ‘Notorious’ & ‘Do No Harm’ To Series

By | Thursday May 10, 2012 @ 1:32pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

UPDATED: NBC has picked up two more drama pilots to series: David Schulner’s Jekyll & Hyde-esque medical drama Do No Harm and sudser Notorious, which will now be called Infamous. It is an interesting pairing as Do No Harm was picked up with the very first batch of NBC pilots and has been a strong frontrunner from the get-go. Meanwhile, Notorious was the last drama pilot ordered on any network but was a late bloomer, building momentum from the moment it was delivered.

NBC Bets On Single-Camera Comedies And J.J. Abrams In Early Orders
’1600 Penn’, ‘Animal Practice’, ‘New Normal’, ‘Revolution’ & ‘Save Me’ Picked Up To Series At NBC Read More »

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Ryan Hansen As The Lead In Fox Comedy ‘El Jefe’ Among Latest Pilot Castings

By | Thursday February 16, 2012 @ 11:00am PST
Nellie Andreeva

Party Down and Veronica Mars alum Ryan Hansen has landed the lead in the Fox comedy pilot El Jefe. The project, from writers David Guarascio & Moses Port and Sony TV, centers on an affable but lost 30-year-old (Hansen) who, tossed out of his Brentwood home, moves in with his longtime Latin American nanny and goes head to head with her strong-willed son and finds himself in a family and work life very different than the ones he grew up in. Gersh-repped Hansen recently co-starred on NBC’s Friends With Benefits. Read More »

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Steven Pasquale Gets The Lead In ‘Do No Harm’, Mimi Kennedy Joins ‘American Judy’

By | Wednesday February 15, 2012 @ 6:00pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Rescue Me alum Steven Pasquale has landed the dual lead role in NBC’s Jekyll & Hyde-style medical drama Do No Harm. The project, written by David Schulner, centers on Jeffrey Kohl (Pasquale), a brilliant neurosurgeon who wrestles with his dangerous … Read More »

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‘Law & Order’ Veteran Alana De La Garza Cast In NBC Drama Pilot ‘Do No Harm’

By | Monday February 13, 2012 @ 7:12pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Law & Order and Law & Order: LA co-star Alana De La Garza is back at NBC with a lead role on the network’s medical drama pilot Do No Harm. Also cast in the pilot, written by David Schulner … Read More »

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UPDATE: NBC Picks Up Drama Pilots ‘Frontier’, ‘Midnights Sun’ & ‘Do No Harm’

By | Friday January 13, 2012 @ 4:32pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

UPDATE: After the 2 pilot orders to Universal TV-produced pilots Midnight Sun and Do No Harm, NBC just gave the green light to the Sony TV-produced period Western The Frontier, from writer Shaun Cassidy and Prospect Park. Thomas Schlamme is attached to direct and executive produce the pilot, … Read More »

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