USA Network Cancels Micheal Ealy’s ‘Common Law’ After One Season

USA Network Cancels Micheal Ealy's 'Common Law' After One Season

Unfortunate for Michael Ealy who stars in the USA Network freshman drama series; although he's been active on the big screen front, especially this year, with 3 films he co-starred in, and one already booked for release in 2013.

USA Network has cancelled Common Law after just 1 single season.

Created by Cormac and Marianne Wibberly, Common Law followed two detectives in the LAPD who, despite their ability to close cases, cannot stand each other. To help keep the two together, their commanding officer orders the two detectives to see a couples therapist.

Michael Ealy starred as one of the 2 detectives, alongside Warren Kole.

The show’s first season averaged 2.1 million viewers; no horrible, but not great either. However, if you recall my post titled 10 Fascinating Statistics You Should Know As The New TV Season Gets Underway, you'll know that Friday night is indeed the "death slot" for new TV shows, which makes sense; it's Friday night, last day of the work week; happy hour(s); people go out, and stay out, and unwind, as opposed to any other day of the work week. So any new shows that are programmed for Friday nights are most likely sent there to die, whether fairly or not.

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I loved the show. Even though i was one of those that didn't catch the show on Friday because I too was out. I did watch it on demand. It seemed like a show that could have been something. I mean it's not Burn Notice but s show to watch and get into.


I am so disappointed to find out the show has been cancelled while I have been patiently waiting for an entire year… lol.. But I loved the show… I loved Travis and Wes characters… I feel that in the beginning they werent meant to have chemistry (that was the whole point of the "couples therapy") SMH another show I will miss :(


I thought the show was okay but I felt the lead actors didn't have much chemistry I felt it was forced. I thought 2 million viewers for cable was decent ratings so obviously someone watched Common Law. But Michael Ealy is a film actor anyway he might as well concentrate on films that's what he's good at.


It was terrible–never could watch a full ep. It was a waste of Ealy's sexy. The premise was tired, and the director was asleep at the wheel–the actors weren't in sync. I think Ealy's better at straight dramas, anyway.


Looks like I'm in the minority but I loved the show. It was fun, funny and I thought Ealy and Kole had great buddy chemistry. They were the best thing about the show, I thought. Disappointed to see it end after only one season.


I watched 30 minutes of the first show. It was horrible. No chemistry at all! Totally sucked ass.


It wasn't all that bad. I watched it. It was cute. No different from USA's other show, Psyched, which I don't watch.


It also aired here in Africa on DSTV. I caught one episode. No chemistry between the two leads. It should have just been Michael Ealy.


Not a surprise. The show was terrible. Now he's free to do something better.


Was rooting for Michael Ealy, but the writing on this show was mediocre/blah, and the relationship between the two main characters was forced. I watched a few episodes and that was a wrap for me. I look forward to seeing him on a more interesting television series in the future, if he decides to go that route.


Well, I watched every episode. The show was on Friday nights, so it was fighting an uphill battle already. Also, the promos were better than the actual show. I expected the show to be edgier, grittier and funnier all at the same time. It was like the show was all over the place at times, and the writers of the show weren't sure what they wanted the show to be. I will mourn the loss of my weekly Ealy eye candy, though. *Sigh* :)

Adam Scott Thompson

Films are cool but if you're not paid like top shelf then a TV gig represents a steady paycheck. Too bad. I hope it doesn't deter Mister Ealy from dipping a toe into next year's pilot season. Tomorrow is another day.

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