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CBS pulls the plug on ‘Century City’

The futuristic legal drama only lasted four episodes; it was scheduled opposite ratings giant ‘American Idol.’
/ Source: Hollywood Reporter

CBS has pulled the plug on midseason drama “Century City” after four airings.

The series, revolving around a high-end Los Angeles law firm in the year 2030, had little ratings traction in the Tuesday 9 p.m. slot, where it went up against Fox’s “American Idol.” In its final, March 30 screening, it wan fourth for the hour with an average of 7.7 million viewers.

The ensemble cast included Viola Davis, Nestor Carbonell, Hector Elizondo and Eric Schaeffer. It was created by veteran ”Law & Order” scribe Ed Zuckerman, who executive produced with Oscar-nominated “Quiz Show” writer Paul Attanasio and Attanasio’s wife, Katie Jacobs.

CBS will fill the void from next week with “The Guardian,” which had held down the Tuesday 9 p.m. slot until it was benched to make room for “Century City.”