As ratings slide, TNT loses 'Trust'


TNT has canceled its low-rated freshman drama "Trust Me," which stars Eric McCormack and Tom Cavanagh.

The show garnered middling reviews, and speculation about its pending demise had been swirling since its Jan. 26 premiere, which drew 3.4 million viewers, losing 50% of its "The Closer" lead-in. A week later, "Trust" dropped to 1.9 million viewers.

In another sign the show was on its way out, McCormack last month booked a broadcast pilot, ABC's untitled Tad Quill comedy.

TNT has picked up three new drama series to premiere this year: Ray Romano's "Men of a Certain Age"; "Time Heals," starring Jada Pinkett Smith; and the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced "The Line," starring Dylan McDermott.

Also under consideration is the Boston-set pilot "Bunker Hill." (partialdiff)