Do No Harm


Do No Harm Information

Do No Harm is an American drama that debuted on January 31, 2013 on NBC. The network placed a series order in May 2012. On November 12, 2012, NBC reduced its episode order for the series from 13 to 12 episodes, due to scheduling conflicts.

On February 8, 2013, it was announced that NBC has canceled the series after airing two episodes, due to low ratings.

Premise

The series focuses on Dr. Jason Cole (Steven Pasquale), a successful neurosurgeon with a secret. Every night at 8:25 p.m., and lasting exactly 12 hours, Cole is switched into an alternate, evil personality named Ian Price. Cole has been able to suppress Price by injecting a strong pharmaceutical mixture that sedates their shared body, rendering it impossible for the evil alter-ego to function. But one night Cole discovers that their body has grown immune to the drug and Price has emerged in a rage. Angry at having been suppressed, Cole's alternate personality is focused on wreaking havoc on Cole's life, creating problems which could cost him his life, romance and career.

The series is a modern take on the classic Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde story. Similarly, the premise that one person would lead two alternating lives on a fixed schedule was used in a well-known 1951 novella, Beyond Bedlam, by the pharmacologist and science-fiction writer Wyman Guin.

Cast

Main cast

  • Steven Pasquale as Dr. Jason Cole (a top neurosurgeon)/Ian Price
  • Alana de la Garza as Dr. Lena Solis, a neurologist
  • Ruta Gedmintas as Olivia Flynn, Dr. Cole's estranged former fiancée
  • Phylicia Rash?d as Dr. Vanessa Young, head of the neurosurgery department
  • Michael Esper as Dr. Kenneth Jordan
  • John Carroll Lynch as Will Hayes, a construction contractor and the leader of Dr. Cole's dissociative personality disorder (sic) support group
  • Mousa Kraish as Dr. Eli Malak
  • Samm Levine as Josh Stern, Dr. Cole's administrative assistant

Recurring cast

Episodes

Season Episodes Season Premiere Season Finale
1 12
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Reception

The series has received a 38 out of 100 on Metacritic. It also had the lowest-rated in-season scripted premiere ever on the four major broadcast networks.

Entertainment Weekly wrote that "the Jekyll-and-Hyde medical drama...set a record as the lowest-rated in-season drama debut in modern history (yes, worse than The Mob Doctor!) and was axed after two episodes", the show being one of many that hurt NBC's winter line-up.




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