NBC has pulled the plug on two comedy series that have failed to catch on with viewers. The freshman comedies “Bad Judge” and “A to Z” were canceled after another “underwhelming” set of performances on Thursday night, reports Deadline.com.
“They are not being pulled from the schedule — both will stay in the 9 p.m. and 9:30 Thursday slots. Both also will complete their 13-episode original orders,” the piece notes.
So far, “Bad Judge” has taped 10 episodes, while “A to Z” has completed 11 episodes. Neither has performed well on Thursday night, with “Bad Judge” most recently pulling a 0.9 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic, while “A to Z” earned a 0.7 rating with the same segment. After they complete their run, their spots in the lineup will be filled by the popular drama “Blacklist,” which will shift into the time slot following the Super Bowl.
“Proving how difficult it has been for new broadcast comedies to take hold, ‘Bad Judge’ and ‘A To Z’ join ABC’s ‘Manhattan Love Story’ on the list of cancellations this fall. All three are half-hour series. Additionally, Fox trimmed the order of its freshman comedy ‘Mulaney,’” the report notes.