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Add Another Drama and a Comedy Series to the Casualties at NBC

May 11, 2018  •  Post A Comment

The cancellation ax continued to fall into the afternoon Friday at NBC, which pulled the plug on the drama series “The Brave” and the comedy “Great News.”

“‘The Brave’ has lowered its battle flag,” Deadline reports. “NBC today canceled the freshman drama, one of three military-themed series introduced by the broadcast networks this season. Of them, only CBS’s ‘SEAL Team’ made it to a second season. The CW freshman ‘Valor’ also has been canceled.”

Deadline reports separately that NBC also had bad news today for the comedy “Great News.”

“NBC has canceled the workplace/family comedy starring Briga Heelan and Andrea Martin after two seasons,” Deadline reports. “Created by ’30 Rock’ alumna Tracey Wigfield and exec produced by ’30 Rock’ creator Tina Fey, the series had a modestly rated run in midseason 2017. The comedy clinched a renewal, largely based on Fey’s clout at NBCUniversal, with help from largely positive reviews. With Fey stepping in for a guest arc to help jump-start the show, ‘Great News’ was given a plum Season 2 slot behind ‘Will & Grace’ on Thursday but did not show improvement and did not get a back order.”

The series ended its 13-episode second season in January.

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