NBC has pulled the television adaptation of John Grisham’s novel The Firm from it’s Thursday night 10pm time-slot, effective immediately. The series will still air on the peacock network, however, with all new episodes of the series airing on Saturday nights at 9/8c as of February 11th. NBC’s decision to pull the series comes after the latest episode posted series low numbers. The series premiered to a mediocre 6.32 million viewers and a 1.4 rating and has since continued to slide in the ratings with the latest episode scoring a mere 2.98 million viewers and a 0.8 rating.
Awake, the drama series created by Kyle Killen and executive produced by Killen and Howard Gordon will take over the time-slot from March 1st. The series stars Steve Harris, BD Wong, Laura Allen, Wilmer Valderrama, Cherry Jones, Dylan Minnette and Michaela McManus and follows an LAPD detective (Isaacs) whose wife and son are killed in a car crash and in order to cope his mind invents two realities which he lives in; one where his wife survives the crash and his son dies and one where his son survives the crash and his wife dies.
In the meantime, repeat episodes of Grimm will fill the time-slot that once belonged to Prime Suspect.
Here is the trailer for Awake: