NBC has pulled a series off its prime-time schedule, with the move going into effect next week. The network announced that it is moving the freshman comedy series “Sunnyside” to digital platforms, and replacing it in the broadcast lineup with the final season of “Will & Grace.”
Season 11 of “Will & Grace” had been scheduled to premiere early next year, but was moved up. The remaining six episodes of “Sunnyside’s” 10-episode run will move to the NBC App, NBC.com and other digital platforms, where the series will run weekly.
Variety is reporting that NBC ordered an additional episode of “Sunnyside,” increasing the order to 11 episodes. Variety adds that “it now seems highly unlikely that ‘Sunnyside’ will see another series beyond its first on any platform.”
Variety also notes that “Sunnyside” is currently in production on episode nine and will finish production of all 11 episodes.
“Will & Grace” will bow Thursday, Oct. 24, at 9:30 p.m.
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