FREE AGENTS Cancelled

The NBC Network has officially canceled the rom-com FREE AGENTS, Deadline is reporting. After airing only four episodes with poor ratings of an estimated 3.3 million viewers, the network decided to pull the plug on the show that starred Hank Azaria (The Simpsons) and Kathryn Hahn (Funny Or Die Presents, Traffic Light).

NBC will most likely fill the void with repeats of the new series Whitney that follows comedian Whitney Cummings (The Tony Rock Project, House M.D.) and actor Chris D’Elia (Workaholics, Glory Daze) as a monogamous couple living together.

A permanent replacement has yet to be disclosed. One source revealed that “they canceled the show in the middle of an episode and in th middle of the work day. Actos were just called to not come to set today. Harsh.” Not only has NBC given the axe to Free Agents, a series that originates from British airwaves with the same name and follows Azaria and Hahn as two mixed up co-workers, who end up in a physical relationsip together, but The Playboy Club was also officially cancelled after a handul of episodes.

The racy 60’s throwback, that starred Amber Heard (Hidden Palms, The Cleveland Show) and Eddie Cibrian (CSI: Miami, Chase), for poor ratings among fall TV viewers as well. The Playboy Club has since been replaced by repeats of Prime Suspect.