Do No Harm Canceled by NBC After Just 2 Episodes; Law & Order Replacing (VIDEO)

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(Photo: Reuters/Gus Ruelas)Actor Steven Pasquale takes part in a panel discussion of NBC Universal's series "Do No Harm" during the 2013 Winter Press Tour for the Television Critics Association in Pasadena, California January 6, 2013.

"Do No Harm" has been canceled after only two airings, according to new reports out this week.

The NBC network has decided to pull the plug on the show after seeing it struggle badly just two episodes into its run.

"Do No Harm" was touted as a Jekyll and Hyde-esque drama and starred Steven Pasquale playing a man with a split personality. However, the program disappointed hugely with its debut receiving just 3.1 million viewers.

It is believed that network bosses were alarmed even more at that pathetic ratings among the 18-49 demographic, from which the program had just a 0.9 rating.

According to TV Guide, that 0.9 rating was even lower than the 1.0 average Rock Center with Brian Williams offered, and was down 55 percent on what Awake closed with in the same Thursday night time slot last year.

Things got even worse after its debut and the ratings dropped by 22 percent in its second episode when viewers dropped to just 2.2 million and a 0.7 rating.

Seeing enough, NBC bosses decided to pull the plug right away with them convinced things were not going to get any better in the coming weeks.

The terribly short stint of the show means that "Do No Harm" is the fastest drama canceled in the 2012-2013 season so far, along with CBS' show "Made in Jersey" which was also dropped after just two episodes. However, at least with "Made in Jersey" bosses confirmed that the eight remaining episodes that were already shot would be shown at a different Saturday time slot.

"Do No Harm" will be replaced on NBC with episodes of "Law and Order: SVU." It has been confirmed that "Friending Emily" and "Dreams Deferred" will be shown in the coming weeks on the network.

Here is a video trailer for "Do No Harm":