Big Trouble For The Cape As NBC Reduces Its Episode Order

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Big Trouble For <i>The Cape</i> As NBC Reduces Its Episode Order

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.