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NBC’s has cut the episode order for its struggling superhero drama The Cape, TV Guide reports. It’s an early sign that the midseason series won’t return for a second run.
The reduction from 13 episodes to 10 isn’t much of a surprise, considering that The Cape‘s two-hour premiere on Jan. 9 drew a modest 9 million viewers. Monday’s episode dipped to 5.3 million viewers behind lead-in Chuck, which hit a series low.
The Cape stars David Lyons (ER) as Vince Faraday, an honest cop on a corrupt police force, who is framed for a series of murders and presumed dead. Forced to leave his wife and son and go into hiding, he assumes the identity of The Cape, his son’s favorite comic-book superhero, to take the law into his own hands.
According to The Wrap, the last episode will air on Feb. 28, with The Event returning to its 9 p.m. Monday slot on March 7.