'Made in Jersey' Canceled By CBS, First TV Show Axed This Fall

on October 11 2012 9:46 AM

It didn’t take long for the other shoe to drop on the Fall TV lineup.

“Made in Jersey,” a CBS legal drama starring scrappy Brit Janet Montgomery, has been canceled after only two episodes, making it the first show to be cut this fall. CBS pulled it due to poor reviews and low audience numbers, according to Reuters.

While TV punditry predicted a show like "The Mob Doctor" to fall first, that dubious distinction has been instead claimed by CBS's "Jersey." With the show's demise, CBS is expected to order full seasons for its other new shows "Vegas" and "Elementary," according to Entertainment Weekly. 

A few stations over on the dial, NBC has renewed “Go On,” “The New Normal,” and “Revolution,” and Fox has extended “The Mindy Project” and “Ben and Kate.”

For “Jersey,” the days weren’t always so bleak. In fact, its premiere scored seven million viewers and a 1.1 rating among adults between the ages of 18 and 49. Those numbers, however, didn’t hold  up through the second installation, as “Jersey” only scored 5.8 million viewers and a 0.8 in the adult demographic that time around, leaving it in fourth place, according to Entertainment Weekly.

“Made in Jersey’s” 9 p.m. Friday slot will be filled by four weeks of “CSI: NY,” which should be welcome news for Gary Sinise fans with an hour to spare Friday night.