TBS Cancels Series

Jan 23, 2013  •  Post A Comment

TBS is pulling the plug on a series that has failed to gain traction in the ratings. Going away after one season is the low-rated musical comedy-drama “Wedding Band,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Since its debut in November 2012 the series, which stars Brian Austin Green and Harold Perrineau, has been saddled with the tough 10 p.m. Saturday time slot.

“Despite a roster of notable guest stars including Green’s wife, Megan Fox, ‘Wedding Band’ failed to register — attracting 1.85 million total viewers and 1.1 million in the coveted adults 18-49 demographic, with a mere 613,000 in 18-34 for its November bow,” the piece reports. “The 10-episode series ended its run Saturday, averaging 850,000 total viewers in the 18-49 demo with 1.4 million total viewers heading into what marked its series finale.”

The program was part of an effort by TBS to ratchet up its lineup of original scripted comedies to air behind off-net screenings of “The Big Bang Theory,” the top-rated syndicated program, the piece notes.

TBS still has “Sullivan and Son,” “Men at Work” and “Cougar Town” among its scripted offerings.

5 Comments

  1. I KNEW it–I loved the show. Every episode was so good!

  2. I found the show by accident and have really enjoyed it. I don’t think TBS promoted it very well and gave it a really bad time slot. I only watch shows on a DVR (to skip commercials), so when it is broadcast doesn’t really matter to me. I think the name also was a problem. There used to be a show called Sports Night which was a very good show – a lot of current stars came out of it. But it didn’t last as long as it should as I would assume most women thought it was something that should have been on ESPN. Cougar Town makes fun of its bad name. Sullivan and Son isn’t nearly as entertaining as The Wedding Band which is the first hour long sitcom I can remember and it is so well done. I will sincerely miss it.

  3. I didn’t know this show existed. Seems like some promotion might have helped it survive.

  4. You have to wonder what TBS is thinking. This was a good show, and they put it in a stupid timeslot and gave it almost no promotion. Then they are sad to cancel?

  5. TBS burried it on Saturday Nights–the vast wasteland of TV viewing–is it any wonder it did not produce the proper ratings?
    Give it a chance TBS–it’s an entertaining show and it beats reruns of TV series that left the broadcast airwaves more than 10 years ago!!!

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