NBC has thrown in in the proverbial towel on The Firm and set a premiere date for their new series Awake, which just so happens to be in the slot vacated by The Firm.
NBC had been expected to make a move with The Firm after its struggles in the ratings. The drama, starring Josh Lucas and loosely based on the novel by John Grisham, recorded a pitiful 3 million viewers and a 0.8 in the 18-49 demographic for its most recently aired episode.
By moving The Firm to Saturday nights at 9pm EST, NBC has hammered the final nail into the show’s coffin. The Firm is very unlikely to be renewed past its already-produced episodes that will run their course while hardly anyone is watching.
Beginning March 1, Awake will premiere Awake in The Firm’s Thursday night time slot. The high-concept new show from Lone Star creator Kyle Killen stars Jason Isaacs as a detective whose biggest solved mystery is himself. After surviving an accident, the detective leads a double life that he was initially unaware of.
Here’s a trailer for Awake.
– Dan Bradley