NBC is pulling the plug on a comedy series. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that the network has canceled “Mr. Robinson” after just six episodes aired.
The short first season aired in back-to-back installments on three consecutive Wednesday nights in August — Aug. 5-19. The show starred actor, comedian and singer Craig Robinson.
Meanwhile, another NBC sitcom, “The Carmichael Show,” has been picked up for a second season. The program, which stars comedian and actor Jerrod Carmichael, also has aired six episodes — airing back-to-back installments on Wednesday nights following the completion of “Mr. Robinson’s” run.
“During its three-week run, ‘Mr. Robinson’ — which stars Robinson as a high school music teacher by day and musician by night — performed not quite as well as fellow six-episode order ‘Carmichael,'” THR notes. “Despite its solid premiere, the biggest at the time for a Big Four summer comedy in six years, its DVR boost was virtually nonexistent.”
The semi-autobiographical “Carmichael Show,” meanwhile, “has had critical support in addition to a bit more of a ratings uptick,” THR notes, adding: “The series averaged a 1.1 in the [18-49] demo and 4.7 million total viewers in live plus same day returns. The latter metric ranks as the summer’s top comedy among ABC, CBS and NBC since 2007.”