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Right, Once Again: NBC Cancels ‘Free Agents’

Fall TV has claimed another victim, as NBC is 2-2 in new show cancellations with the axing of freshman comedy Free Agents.

The half-hour single-camera comedy, starring Hank Azaria and Kathryn Hahn, has struggled in the ratings since it’s inception, launching with a weak 6 million viewers and taking a big nosedive downward, bottoming out at 3.3 million viewers and rating just a 1.0 among adults 18-49 in it’s final airing last night.

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‘The Playboy Club’ Cancelled, ‘Whitney’ and ‘Up All Night’ Picked Up by NBC

The Fall TV season has suffered its first casualty, three weeks in.

NBC has canceled The Playboy Club, which launched with a disappointing 5.7 million viewers, and sunk lower week-to week, bottoming out at 3.4 million last night, with just a puny 1.2 adults 18-49 rating.

On the flip side, NBC has renewed 2 of it’s Fall comedies, the Whitney Cummings-starrer Whitney and Christina Applegate’s Up All Night. Both comedies have been performing modestly, but at this point, NBC is in such bad shape, modest-to-low is good enough enough for them.

More to come…

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TV SHUFFLE: A Tsunami of Pickups, Cancellations, and Renewals: A Full Round-up

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As I mentioned in the title, a slew of pickups, cancellations, and renewals have been hitting our ways in the last few hours, and to say its overwhelming is an understatement. NBC, ABC, Fox, and CBS have picked up, renewed, and slashed & burned shows all day today and even though its surprising how fast and quickly this news has been coming out, I cant say that most of these announcements were shocking, except one, which I’ll mention later in the post. In the meanwhile, here is a full round-up of pickups, cancellations, and renewals, starting with NBC. The List will go in this order: Pilots getting orders are Greenlit, pilots being passed on are Redlit, shows being renewed are Returning, and shows that are cancelled are Cut Off. Get ready, because Here…We…go.

NBC

GREENLIT

Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea (Comedy)

Free Agents (Comedy)

Bent (Comedy)

Whitney (Comedy)

Up All Night (Comedy)

Smash (Musical/Comedy)

BFF (Comedy)

The Playboy Club (Drama)

Awake (Drama)

Grimm (Fantasy/Drama)

Prime Suspect (Crime Drama)

REDLIT

Wonder Woman (Action Drama)

A Mann’s World (Drama)

17th Precinct (Procedural Drama)

Reconstruction (Drama)

Metro (Procedural Drama)

Brave New World (Comedy)

Lovelines (Comedy)

Help Wanted (Comedy)

I Hate That I Love You (Comedy)

My Life as an Experiment (Comedy)

RETURNING

Parenthood (Drama)

Harry’s Law (Procedural Dramedy)

Chuck (Action Dramedy, Final Season)

The Office (Comedy)

Parks and Recreation (Comedy)

Community (Comedy)

30 Rock (Comedy)

CUT OFF:

The Event (Serial Drama)

Chase (Drama)

UnderCovers (Drama)

Outlaw (Drama)

The Cape (Superhero Drama)

Law & Order: Los Angeles (Proceudral Drama)

Perfect Couples (Comedy)

Outsourced (Comedy)

The Paul Reiser Show (Comedy)

ABC

GREENLIT

Apartment 23 (Comedy)

Last Man Standing (Comedy, Starring Tim Allen)

Man Up (Comedy)

Good Christian Belles (Drama)

Charlie’s Angels (Action/Drama)

Once Upon A Time (Drama)

Pan Am (Drama)

Revenge (Drama)

Scandal (Drama)

The River (Drama)

REDLIT

Poe (Drama)

RETURNING

Happy Endings (Comedy)

The Middle (Comedy)

Modern Family (Comedy)

Cougar Town (Comedy)

Grey’s Anatomy (Medical Drama)

Body of Proof (Medical Drama)

Private Practice (Drama)

Castle (Drama)

Secret Millionire (Reality)

CUT OFF

V (Serial Drama)

Brothers & Sisters (Drama)

No Ordinary Family (Drama)

Detroit 1-8-7 (Crime Drama)

Off The Map (Medical Drama)

Mr. Sunshine (Comedy)

Better With You (Comedy)

CBS

GREENLIT

Person of Interest (Drama)

Two Broke Girls (Comedy)

REDLIT

None as of yet.

RETURNING

Two And A Half Men (Comedy)

The Big Bang Theory (Comedy)

How I Met Your Mother (Comedy)

NCIS (Drama)

CUT OFF

Medium (Drama)

Chaos (Drama)

$#*! My Dad Says,

Mad Love

The Defenders

FOX

GREENLIT

Alcatraz (Drama)

The Finder (Crime Drama)

The New Girl (Comedy)

I Hate My Teenage Daughter (Comedy)

REDLIT

None as of yet.

RETURNING

Glee (Comedy)

Family Guy (Comedy)

The Simpsons (Comedy)

Raising Hope (Comedy)

The Cleveland Show (Comedy)

Bob’s Burgers (Comedy)

American Dad (Comedy)

House (Drama)

Bones (Drama)

Fringe (Drama)

CUT OFF

Breaking In (Comedy)

Traffic Light (Comedy)

Human Target (Drama)

The Chicago Code (Crime Drama)

Lone Star (Drama)

The Good Guys (Drama)

Lie To Me (Drama)

The Good Guys (Drama)

 

Told you it was overwhelming! Here’s the catch: We’re not done yet, not even close. Come back reguarly as more shows/pilots are added to the list! 

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NBC Cancels ‘Chase’, Removes It From Schedule

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Another casualty over at NBC’s freshman department as Chase gets yanked from the schedule. Chase was moved to Wednesdays at 9 PM for the Midseason, but it’s ratings (which were bad in the fall) got even worse in the Midseason. On Wednesday Night, NBC aired two hours of Minute to Win It beginning at 8 P.M. and by the 9 P.M. hour, (when Chase usually airs) the show got over 10 million viewers, which is much bigger than Chase’s numbers in it’s last original episode (4.1 million) and more than double the audience of Chase in the 18-49 demographic (Minute to Win it Got a 3.0 and Chase got a 1.2 in it’s last original episode).

NBC hasn’t officially announced the cancellation of Chase, but with the numbers it has gotten and its sudden notice for the show to be put on “hiatus,” there is no hope for the show. This is the third freshman show to be (basically) canceled from NBC. Outlaw became one of the first new shows to go off the air and UnderCovers was knocked off the schedule shortly afterward.

Who’s possibly next on NBC’s chopping block? Remember these two words: The Cape

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