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Sherri Saum Skips a ‘Deep’ Bullet After Getting Axed


( — is getting the last laugh after being let go from ABC’s new dramedy “” last fall.

Created by “” Co-Executive Producer , “Deep End” premiered to low on Thursday, January 21 drawing just 7.07 million viewers and a 1.8/5 in Adults 18-49, placing the series 3rd in viewers and 4th in the all important demo. By comparison, the series only beat The CW’s “Vampire Diaries” by  a mere 12.5% (1.8 vs 1.6) in Adults 18-49. “Deep End” was down 25% from what “FlashForward” had averaged in the same time period this season.

In September, it was announced that Saum would be replaced by “” actress Parker in the role of Susan, the “sexy, smart, steely lioness of the firm’s litigation department whose husband, Clifford Huddle (), is the firm’s new managing partner.”

The series stars (””) as Dylan Hewitt, a young attorney who starts working for the prestigious Los Angeles law firm Sterling, Huddle, Oppenheim & Craft. Former “” heart-throb also stars.

Despite its poor debut numbers, “Deep End is still scheduled to air on Thursday, January 28 at 8/7c on ABC.

From 2001-2003, Saum portrayed Keri Reynolds on ABC’s “” and Vanessa Hart from 1997-1999 on NBC’s “.” The actress has had numerous starring roles in such series as ’s “,” ’s “” and the drama “.”