NBC Cancels Series THR
NBC has pulled the plug on a prime-time series. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that the network canceled the dating series “Ready for Love” -- making the decision after only two episodes have aired.
The show’s Tuesday 10 p.m. slot will be filled through May 21 by “Grimm,” the story reports, with “Dateline” moving into “Grimm’s” Friday 9 p.m. slot starting next week.
“NBC noted it is unclear where or when the remaining episodes of the Eva Longoria-produced dating show will air,” the story reports. “’Ready for Love’ had an unimpressive bow April 10. Its two-hour debut bested recent showings in the time slot -- but dropped a half of a point in its second hour (from a 1.8 to a 1.3).”
Even with “The Voice” as its lead-in, the second episode of “Ready for Love” sank to a 1.2 average in the key 18-49 demo and 3.2 million total viewers, the piece notes.
The report adds: “The Tuesdays at 10 p.m. slot has been a problematic one for NBC following the February conclusion of ‘Parenthood.’ ‘Smash’ took over the slot and quickly tanked. The Broadway drama has been bounced to Saturdays and is considered highly unlikely to return for a third season.”