As the networks get ready for their upfront presentations starting Monday, more news broke about current programs. CBS canceled “Kevin Can Wait” after two seasons, Fox’s canceled ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ was picked up by NBC, and there will be an edition of “America’s Got Talent” come winter.
“Kevin James and Leah Remini are filled with gratitude after CBS announced on Saturday, May 12, that ‘Kevin Can Wait’ is canceled after two seasons,” writes US Weekly.
The story notes that James wrote on Instagram: “I want to say thank you to all the fans for the love and support. I was so blessed to be able to work every day with the most amazing cast, crew, writers and support team! Thank you all! Thank you @cbstvstudios and thank you @sony for your constant dedication to the show. I wouldn’t trade this experience for anything in the world … Okay, maybe a season 3. Love to all.”
Remini also used Instagram to write, in part: “I want to say thank you to the amazing cast, crew, producers, and the writers of @kevincanwaitcbs. You accepted me with open arms. For me to get to work with @officialkevinjames again day in and day out was a Godsend.”
Reports The New York Times, “Fans of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” can stop tossing objects at their television screens.
“A day after Fox canceled the Andy Samberg police sitcom on Thursday, NBC swooped in and announced late Friday that it was picking up the series for a sixth season and 13 episodes.
“‘We got your SIX! #Brooklyn 99 is officially coming to NBC!’ the network said in a tweet early on Saturday.”
It was also reported that Hulu and Netflix had inquired about the show, but decided to pass on picking it up. Since “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” comes from NBC’s sibling studio, Universal Television, it’s not all that surprising that NBC has picked up the series.
The dominant series of the summer, NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” is finally ready for regular season prime time: “‘America’s Got Talent: The Champions,’ will run this winter on NBC, will bring together previous ‘AGT’ performers, along with some of the most popular competitors from global ‘Got Talent’ formats,” reports USA Today.
The story adds, “Series creator Simon Cowell will sit on the judge’s panel. (Season 13 of ‘AGT,’ last summer’s top-rated show, will premiere May 29 at 8 ET/PT on NBC.)”
No date has been set for the winter run.
Said Cowell, according to USA Today, “I have always wanted to have a competition show for the very best of the best ‘Got Talent’ acts from around the world. The variety and the talents of the acts who enter ‘Got Talent’ globally are incredible and unbelievable.”