A Gifted Man is going to the TV afterlife.
The CBS medical drama, Rob Schneider’s sitcom Rob and crime procedurals NYC-22 and Unforgettable were also cancelled. “So…shocking to no one: A Gifted Man is done,” star Patrick Wilson tweeted. “Found out via email … and not from the network. Stay classy. Thanks to AGM fans! Great cast/crew … Thanks for the AGM love…but now that it’s ‘official,’ I couldn’t be happier. As good as it was (sometimes) it was not what I signed on for.”
Gifted Man wasn’t terribly rated by some Friday show standards (ahem, Fringe), but with with 8.6 million viewers and, more importantly, a 1.4 adult demo rating, it was low-rated by CBS standards. Unforgettable was far from a sure bet for cancellation with its hearty 12.1 million viewers and a 2.5 average.
Likewise, Rob may have not had much critical respect, and ultimately couldn’t keep up with its Big Bang Theory lead-in, but it will likely go down as the season’s highest-rated cancelled show, edging out Fox’s Terra Nova for the honor with 12 million viewers and a 3.7 average rating in the demo.
While NYC-22 had such a low impact I wasn’t entirely convinced it was even on the air.
The biggest news, however, was that after a long and amazing run, CSI: Miami just got the ax.