USA Network has made its decision on Common Law official, pulling the plug on the freshman drama. “I can confirm to those who have asked that we are not renewing Common Law,” USA’s SVP Ted Linhart tweeted this afternoon. “Thanks to all the fans who watched and expressed their support.”
USA had already pretty much written Common Law off — it let the options on the cast, led by Michael Ealy and Warren Kole, lapse. Additionally, Craig Sweeny, executive producer/showrunner on the first season, moved on, joining CBS’ new drama Elementary as an executive producer. Common Law, about cops (Ealy, Kole) ordered into counseling, debuted in May to 2.48 million viewers. Its freshman season, which aired on Fridays, has averaged a little over 2 million viewers with a 0.6 18-49 rating to rank as the lowest-rated scripted series currently on USA.