CBS canceled “Doubt” after just two episodes thanks to weaker than expected ratings for the new series when it premiered last TV season. If you’re one of those who was disappointed by the sudden and very early cancellation, CBS will apparently air the remaining 11 episodes of “Doubt” in July, starting on July 1st, releasing them on a weekly basis, Saturday nights at 8/7c.
The news was announced on Twitter by executive producer Tony Phelan:
CBS just announced that the remaining episodes of DOUBT will air at 8pm starting 7/1. Set your DVR’s NOW! pic.twitter.com/Se1N1cuY5H
— Tony Phelan (@TonyTphelan) June 19, 2017
The legal drama hails from husband-and-wife writing/executive-producing team, Tony Phelan and Joan Rater (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Madam Secretary”), and stars Katherine Heigl as Sadie Ellis, a brilliant attorney at a boutique firm who starts to fall for her charismatic client, Billy Brennan (Steven Pasquale), an altruistic pediatric surgeon recently accused of murdering his girlfriend 24 years ago. Sadie is hiding her growing feelings from everyone, including her close friend and colleague, Albert Cobb (Dulé Hill), who thinks he knows everything about her. Working on other cases at the practice is Cameron Wirth (Laverne Cox), a transgender Ivy League graduate who fights passionately for her clients since she’s experienced injustice first hand; Tiffany Simon (Dreama Walker), a second-year associate who is quickly learning the ropes from Wirth; and Nick (Kobi Libii), a former felon who earned his degree while serving time. They all consider it a privilege to work for Isaiah Roth (Elliott Gould), a revered legal lion and “lefty” legend, whose approval is their holy grail. Sadie’s decision to become involved with her client could put her career, as well as her happiness, at risk if Billy is found guilty, which means she needs to work all the harder to prove reasonable doubt, even if she has some herself.
The series presented a history-making event for Cox who previously made history, becoming the first openly transgender actress to earn an Emmy nomination. Her role in “Doubt” is the first broadcast TV transgender series regular character who is also played by an openly transgender actress. Prior to Cox, Candis Cayne made similar headlines in 2007 for portraying transgender mistress Carmelita on ABC’s prime time drama “Dirty Sexy Money,” becoming the first openly transgender actress to play a recurring transgender character in primetime TV (emphasis on “recurring” which is different from “series regular” which is what differentiates Cayne’s accomplishment from Cox’s).
Also Dulé Hill’s Albert Cobb is Heigl’s law firm partner and close friend who is working with her on a very high-profile case, representing a member of a prominent New York family.
And Kobi Libii’s Nick Brady is described as a smart, ambitious and enterprising recent law school graduate who is determined to work with the best criminal defense attorney in New York.
So starting July 1st, you can watch a new episode every week at 8pm/7c on CBS..
Trailer for “Doubt” below as a reminder: