While the word “canceled” is not being used, the grim reality for one CBS series is that it appears to be done. Deadline.com reports that the network has made the decision not to order any subsequent episodes of “Pure Genius” beyond the medical drama’s initial 13-episode order.
“The series will wrap production on Dec. 15 after completing Episode 13,” Deadline notes. “‘Pure Genius’ is not being formally canceled and theoretically remains in contention for a Season 2 renewal though its chances are considered slim at best. All produced episodes are expected to air, and the series will remain in its Thursday 10 p.m. slot for the time being.”
Created by Jason Katims, the show has been the lowest-rated of CBS’s new fall series.
“‘Pure Genius,’ from Universal TV and CBS TV Studios, has been a soft but stable performer, opening with a 1.1 Live+same day adults 18-49 rating and logging a 0.9 demo L+SD rating for its three subsequent airings,” Deadline notes.