Amid the flurry of renewals and cancellation announced earlier in the week by all of the major networks, NBC quietly passed out a handful of pink slips to some of their current programming.
The casualties include the sitcoms Are You There Chelsea? that starred Laura Prepon in the adaptation of the Chelsea Handler book; Bent, the overlooked comedy that starred Amanda Peet and David Walton and Best Friends Forever, the little-seen laugher that starred Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair. [Source: TV Line]
Meanwhile, the Kathy Bates drama Harry’s Law and the under-performing Jason Isaacs-led Awake both faced the cancellation axe and, unfortunately, perished. [Source: TV Line]
These five shows join a number of other series cancelled by NBC, including ‘Free Agents’, ‘The Playboy Club’, ‘Prime Suspect’ and ‘The Firm’. As always, it is sad to see shows get cut from the line-up; but when the ratings or interest level of the viewers just aren’t there, the network has no choice but to cancel.
Let’s hope the new crop of shows coming to NBC perform better.