Since leaving "Grey's Anatomy," katherine heigl has a hard time drawing a television audience. In 2014, Heigl returned to broadcast television with NBC's "State of Play." The show was canceled after one season. "Doubt" is Heigl's second television show after "Grey's Anatomy."

CBS cancels 'Doubt.'

CBS announces on February 24 that they have pulled "Doubt" from their schedule. The show has filmed 13 episodes. At this time, CBS has not released when they will air the remaining 11 episodes. CBS is opting to replace "Doubt" with a repeat of 'Bull' for March 1.

This is the first show CBS has canceled this season. Most of their other rookie shows "The Great Indoors," "Kevin Can Wait," "Bull,'" "MacGyver," and "Man With a Plan" have received full season orders.

On February 15, the show debuts on CBS with 5.29 million total viewers and 0.8 in demo. That is an uptick from "Code Black." "Code Black" used to occupy the Wednesday 10/9 C time slot and hit a series low of 0.7 in demo. The second episode of "Doubt" airs on February 22, and the ratings drop to 4.01 million total viewers with 0.6 in demo. Since the second outing does not improve the ratings, CBS has canceled "Doubt."

Nothing sets "Doubt" apart from other legal dramas. "Doubt" is a standard procedural legal drama.

Heigl plays Sadie, a defense lawyer at a boutique firm who falls in love with her client. Her client might be a guilty offender. "Doubt" also stars "Orange is the New Black's" Laverne Cox and "Psych's" Dule Hill. This is Hill's first series regular role since "Psych" ended in 2014.

Legal dramas struggling

Surprisingly, Heigl is a replacement.

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Kadee Strickland plays Sadie in the original pilot. The show recast most of the actors, but without a unique premise, the show is always doomed to fail. Legal dramas are having a hard time finding an audience. Last year, ABC canceled "Conviction" after a few episodes. ABC switch their schedule, and "Conviction" still could not find an audience.

It might not be Heigl's fault that "Doubt" is canceled, but she has one strike left. I hope her next outing is a success.