Newswire: CBS decides that Pure Genius is actually pretty stupid

Apparently, the technologically advanced doctors on CBS’ Pure Genius have stumbled onto the one problem that can’t be solved by playing with a touch screen and mumbling some medical jargon, as Deadline is reporting that the network has decided not to pick up any episodes beyond its initial 13-episode order. The show hasn’t been canceled, but it sounds like the few remaining episodes will really have to impress CBS if Pure Genius wants any hope of getting a second season. Deadline says “its chances are considered slim at best,” so unless Pure Genius somehow turns every episode into the M*A*S*H finale, it’s probably not going to happen.

The show comes from Friday Night Lights and Parenthood‘s Jason Katims, and it centers on the doctors working in a high-tech medical facility owned by an unrealistically philanthropic Steve Jobs-like rich guy. If that doesn’t …

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