CBS axes "Made in Jersey" in TV season's first cancellation

LOS ANGELES, Oct 10 (Reuters) - CBS on Wednesday axed itsnew legal drama "Made in Jersey" after just two episodes, in thefirst cancellation of the new U.S. television season.

The new series, starring British actress Janet Montgomery asa sassy New Jersey lawyer, was watched by more than sevenmillion people when in premiered last month.

But poor reviews and lower audiences for the second episodecaused CBS to pull the new show from its schedule. In a programadvisory released on Wednesday, CBS replaced "Made in Jersey"with crime franchise "CSI: NY" for the next four weeks.

CBS, owned by CBS Corp , has long been themost-watched of the four leading U.S. TV networks, with hitslike "NCIS", "The Big Bang Theory," and "Person of Interest"scoring audiences of about 15 million.

(Reporting By Jill Serjeant; Editing by Marguerita Choy)

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