Do No Harm


 

do-no-harm-nbc-cancelledStatus: Cancelled
Aired: 2013 (1 Season Totaling 13 Episodes)
Network: NBC
Starring: Steven Pasquale, Alana de la Garza, Ruta Gedmintas, Phylicia Rashad, Michael Esper, John Carroll Lynch, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Samm Levine
Series Website: www.nbc.com/classic-tv/do-no-harm

Description: Dr. Jason Cole (Steven Pasquale) is a highly respected neurosurgeon who has it all – a lucrative career, confident charm and the gift of compassion. But he also has a deep, dark secret. One morning, after waking up disoriented in a wrecked hotel room amidst near-naked women he’s never seen before, he knows one thing: it happened again. Every night at the same hour, something inside Jason changes, leaving him almost unrecognizable – seductive, devious, borderline sociopathic. This new man is his dangerous alternate personality, who goes by the name Ian Price. For years Jason has battled Ian, keeping him in check with a powerful experimental sedative. But now his – their – body has developed a resistance to the serum, setting Ian free once again. And to make matters worse, after being suppressed for so long, Ian is hell-bent on taking revenge on his oppressor. With everyone Jason cares about at risk – patients, friends, coworkers and even the woman he loves – he must stop Ian once and for all. Will they find some common ground, or will they bring each other down? Hell hath no fury like an alter ego scorned. NBC.com

Why Was It Cancelled? Do No Harm was scheduled into the Thursday 10 PM EST timeslot which the network had struggled with for years. It bowed to some of the lowest numbers ever for a scripted series debut on the Big Four networks and NBC immediately went into damage control mode. After only two episodes aired, it was yanked from the scheduled and shuffled to a Summer burn-off run. The early feedback on the series found it decent, if not compelling, but it was given no chance to prove itself even though it was clear that NBC’s scheduling was a definite factor in its abysmal ratings results.

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