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NBC to Shut Down Production on 'Prime Suspect' After 13 Episodes

November 16, 2011 (2:36 am) GMT
Words are, when the police procedural series wraps up the filming of the 13th episode, it will be a permanent goodbye for the cast and crew.

"" is close to receive its death sentence. After missing from NBC's 2012 midseason line-up, the show is now reported to end its production for good after wrapping up the 13th episode which will start filming this week.

A representative for the network said the NBC bosses are still "considering their options" on the -starring police procedural series. However, the cast were allegedly told that the rookie drama show is canceled just when the network unveiled its midseason schedule.

Based on the popular British series starring , "Prime Suspect" got favorable reviews from critics. However, it has been struggling to gain viewers, averaging only 4.97 million audience and a 1.4 rating in adults 18-49 despite its coveted Thursday slot.

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