Common Law Cancelled By USA

Yesterday came word that USA had set the return dates for Suits, White Collar and Necessary Roughness. It's not all good news for USA shows, however. It looks like the cable channel has decided not to move forward with their new drama Common Law. The series aired a 12-episode first season, and apparently won't be back for Season 2.

Common Law starred Michael Ealy and Warren Kole as two Los Angeles detectives whose personal history and mismatched personalities made them a strong team when it came to solving cases, but their inability to get along held them back. The two were forced by their boss to sort out their differences in couples therapy. As you can imagine, there was a fair amount of humor tied into the story as the two sat among a group of romantic couples to work on their differences. TV Line posted word of the cancellation this week, stating that the show won't be back for Season 2, which is unfortunate. The series didn't have the instant appeal of some of USA's other series, but Common Law seemed to be coming close to meeting its potential in its first twelve episodes.

This news comes just days after the site reported that Common Law's Kole had been cast in a recurring role of Fox's The Following. Given my appreciation for the actor, the creepy-sounding nature of his role in the new series (he's playing one of the followers of a serial killer) and how much I'm anticipating this new show, that news takes a little bit of the sting out of Common Law's cancellation. Meanwhile, Michael Ealy's been doing some feature work lately. He appeared in Think Like a Man, and is credited for the upcoming About Last Night. So, at the very least, we'll be seeing more of the two leads down the line.

See when Suits, White Collar and Necessary Roughness will be back here.

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