Pure Genius Cancelled?


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The shows cancellation seems likely. Sign this petition if you want it to continue!


The show followed James Bell, a tech whiz determined to use his vast fortune and high-tech expertise to solve medical mysteries. It premiered last October to 6.2 million total viewers but by season finale, Pure Genius had slipped to 5.2 million. 


“That was my first stab at having a show with me being the sort of lead role in it and the experience was amazing,” Prew shared. "But if I’m being honest, I think we got caught between two different shows.  I think CBS wanted something a little more procedural, and we wanted something a little more character-driven.” 
Prew also speculates that the show wasn’t allowed enough time to smooth his socially inept genius’ rough edges. 
“I think we fell into the trap of potentially James was not likeable enough, initially — but there was a huge payoff coming down the line, when James learns and becomes a better person,” said his portrayer. “That was the journey we never got to see, unfortunately.” 
But mostly, while on air, the series suffered because of its split personality. 
“CBS and Jason had slightly different visions of what they wanted the show to be, and as a consequence we weren’t enough of either, if that make sense,” Prew said. “If it’s going to be a procedural, we should have done a procedural and taken out of the character development. And if it was going to be about these characters and their lives and coming to terms with their own mortality — which is what I wanted the show to be about — we should have pushed that further.” Alas, in committing to neither extreme, Prew said, “It lost its reason to be. I think that’s where we fell down, if I’m looking at it under a new light.”

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