NBC Cancels Series

Sep 14, 2015  •  Post A Comment

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.”

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  1. “after just six episodes aired” ? There were only six episodes produced. Your phrasing makes it sound like the show was yanked prematurely, rather than after NBC broadcast the entire run. If a football referee were nearby, he’d penalize you for piling on.

  2. Networks are getting worse and worse….I loved the show and was looking forward to seeing more…too many ethnic shows for your lineup NBC

  3. Too many ethnic shows? You must be Trump supporter.

  4. Guilty Cleric…I was being sarcastic about NBC’s choices…. There should have been a question mark at the end of my comment.

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