CBS puts 'Brotherhood' on hiatus

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, Last Updated: 5:56 PM ET

CBS has lost faith in "The Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire," writer/producer David E. Kelley's new comedic drama about small-town life.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the network has officially said "Brotherhood" is on hiatus, but the outlook isn't good. CBS has filled its 10 p.m Wednesday spot with various specials for the November sweeps period, generally a sign that a network has soured on a show.

Since it's disappointing ratings debut Sept. 24, "Brotherhood" has slowly been losing viewers to NBC's dominant "Law & Order." The series averaged only 6.9 million total viewers over its five airings, according to figures from Nielsen Media Research.

Kelley's last series, the legal drama "girls club," also failed to draw a following and was cancelled by Fox early last season. However, his two other dramas, ABC's "The Practice" and Fox's "Boston Public," remain on the air.


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