NBC has canceled a prime-time series that failed to generate much momentum in the ratings. Variety reports that the network pulled the plug on the Neil Patrick Harris effort “Best Time Ever.”
The report notes that the network is staying in business with Harris and will work with him on developing new projects through his Prediction Productions banner.
“Best Time Ever” was a high-profile project that was seen as a bit of a gamble for the network when it debuted last fall with a live variety format. With “The Voice” as its usual lead-in, the program settled for a 1.7 average rating in the key 18-49 demo in Nielsen live-plus-7, Variety notes.
“NBC and Harris have not settled on a firm idea for the next project, which could be scripted or unscripted,” the story reports. “Harris and the heads of his production banner — Shea Martin and Zoe Chapin — are expected to convene with NBC brass in the new year.”