NBC is still cleaning house this week and it doesn’t look very good for anyone with a comedy on the network. NBC just announced which shows will stay and which ones will get the axe and unfortunately it seems more are being left out and less are being renewed.
The Matthew Perry comedy “Go On” will not be coming back after just one-season on the air. NBC has continued its cancellations this week adding ‘Go On’ to the growing list of comedy failures. The other shows not coming back are ‘Up All Night,’ ‘Guys With Kids,’ ‘Whitney,’ ‘Animal Practice,’ ‘Next Caller,’ ‘1600 Penn’ and ‘Deception’. With all of that airtime to fill NBC has picked up a new ‘Chicago Fire’ Spinoff, ‘Ironside’ Remake and ‘Undateable’. NBC continues to look for comedy-series that can take the place of ‘The Office’ and the award winning powerhouse that was ’30 Rock’. Almost all of the shows being canceled this year are in their first season. Next Caller didn’t even make it to the first day.
NBC hoped to fill some of the much needed comedy half-hours with ‘Whitney’ and ‘Up All Night’ but neither of the two series showed much improvement after being kept on. Hopefully the added series including ‘The Michael J. Fox Show’, ‘Sean Saves the World’, ‘Undateable’ and ‘The Family Guide’ (unfortunately that last show just lost Parker Posey) will stir up some fans and make it until their next season.
Will any show be funny enough to battle the other networks? It seems that NBC is still willing to try with comedies, though it hasn’t had luck lately.