'Prime Suspect' series finale? Most likely


"Prime Suspect" aired what are most likely the show's final two episodes Sunday night (Jan. 22). NBC announced back in November that production would halt on "Prime Suspect" and its timeslot on Thursday nights would be taken over by "The Firm" in January. The NBC execs did not say it was canceled, however. They said they would reevaluate after the show had aired its 13 episodes (and presumably after they could see how "The Firm" did).While receiving generally good reviews from critics, "Suspect" only averaged 4.72 million viewers over its first 11 episodes and if you take out the premiere episode, that average falls to 4.59. Unfortunately for NBC, "The Firm" has been in the same ballpark, averaging 4.66 million over four episodes. Which means no one really knows the fate of either show, but neither one became the hit NBC was probably hoping they would become.This is most likely the last we will see...



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