Fox has decided not to go forward with a drama that would have starred Cuba Gooding Jr.
The program, 'Guilty,' was developed by Greg Berlanti and was an hour-long drama that would have focused on an intelligent defense attorney with questionable ethics. The attorney, played by Gooding, found himself stripped of his license to practice law but could not pull himself away from trying to solve cases using "unique" methods.
The program was considered originally for the 2012-2013 season, but was then pushed back to being a possibility for the 2013 fall season.
In addition to Gooding, Jay Harrington, Eva Amurri Martino and Julian Morris were going to star in the program.
Warner Bros. TV, Berlanti Productions, Wonderland Sound and Vision, and Bonanza Productions were behind ‘Guilty,’ which was executive produced by Marc Guggenheim, Peter Johnson and McG (who also directed the pilot).
Gooding just cannot catch a break, it seems. While I do not think he is the most talented actor I have ever seen, he deserves better than a lifetime of direct-to-video releases and failed television projects. The man won an Oscar for his work as Rod Tidwell in 'Jerry Maguire,' but that seems a lifetime ago now.
What do you think - did Fox make the right decision?