NBC shows: Which will be canceled?(Read article summary)
'30 Rock,' 'Community,' 'Up All Night' and other NBC favorites face an uncertain future.
With the Networkâ€™s traditional May UpFronts just around the corner, theTVaddict.com thought now might be as good a time as any to take a closer look at the potential fates of your favorite shows.
Â You Take the Good: Tina Fey is Americaâ€™s Sweetheart.
Â You Take the Bad: â€śAmericaâ€™s Sweetheartâ€ť isnâ€™t what it used to be. Hence, 30 ROCKâ€™s measly 3 million viewers per week.
Â You Take Them Both and There You Haveâ€¦ Our Prediction: A thirteen episode seventh and final season to placate the New York Times.
ARE YOU THERE, CHELSEA?
Â You Take the Good: Ummmâ€¦
Â You Take the Bad: Writingâ€¦ ratingsâ€¦ a semi-autobiographic show about Chelsea Handler that stars Laura Preponâ€¦ need we go on?
Â You Take Them Both and There You Haveâ€¦ Our Prediction: Come September, CHELSEAâ€™s 3 million remaining fans will be the ones asking â€śAre you there, Chelsea?â€ť
Â You Take the Good: Thanks to some incredibly sharp storytelling and ridiculously stellar acting, AWAKE gets serious credit for reinvigorating our interest in the run-of-the-mill police procedural.
Â You Take the Bad: Judging by the twenty million or so viewers that tune into the likes of NCIS on any given Tuesday, reinventing the wheel does not a hit show make.
Â You Take Them Both and There You Haveâ€¦ Our Prediction: For his next project, can Kyle Killenâ€™s agent puh-lease point him towards a cable network?
Â You Take the Good: The recent feud between creator Dan Harmon and star Chevy Chase has generated more headlines for this show than three seasons worth of creatively ambitious genre-busting storytelling.
Â You Take the Bad: Much to our chagrin, our Twitter feedâ€™s infatuation with this series does not translate into real-life ratings.
Â You Take Them Both and There You Haveâ€¦ Our Prediction: Thanks to producing partner Sony Pictures Television powers of persuasion (See: 6 seasons and counting for RULES OF ENGAGEMENT), weâ€™re fairly confident in saying that the Greendale gang will live to study another day.
Â You Take the Good: With an average viewership of 7-8 million viewers per week, it may surprise you to discover that the Kathy Batesâ€™ vehicle ranks as NBCâ€™s most popular hour long drama.
Â You Take the Bad: Only 1 of those 7-8 million viewers fall within the much sought after 18-49 demographic.
Â You Take Them Both and There You Haveâ€¦ Our Prediction: NBC will bring HARRYâ€™S LAW off the bench following football season in an effort to fill the inevitable holes left by whatever new drama doesnâ€™t find an audience come Fall (See: THE PLAYBOY CLUB)
Â You Take the Good: Beautifully written and acted, PARENTHOOD continues to rank as one of the best shows youâ€™re not watching.
Â You Take the Bad: We also have a feeling that PARENTHOOD continues to be one of the Networksâ€™ priciest shows youâ€™re not watching thanks to an ensemble top-lined by the likes of Peter Krause, Lauren Graham, Dax Shepard, Monica Potter and Erika Christensen.
Â You Take Them Both and There You Haveâ€¦ Our Prediction: Based solely on the fact that no Network can afford to both launch and promote and entirely fresh slate of multi-million dollar shows, PARENTHOOD will get a pick-up with a possible move to Friday nights.
Â You Take the Good: After a shaky start WHITNEY found its creative footing and delivered a genuinely funny latter half of the season punctuated with a super sweet finale that most definitely warrants a second season.
Â You Take the Bad: Currently in NBCâ€™s very crowded development pipeline are pilots featuring big name female comedians such as Sarah Silverman, Roseanne Barr, Rachel Dratch, among others.
Â You Take Them Both and There You Haveâ€¦ Our Prediction: Expect NBC to renew WHITNEY so that it has a launch pad from which to build a solid hour of traditional multi-camera comedy from come Fall.
UP ALL NIGHT
Â You Take the Good: We love stars Maya Rudolph, Will Arnett and Christina Applegate.
Â You Take the Bad: Just not in this poorly contrived series that had the writers awkwardly juggling Rudolph and Applegateâ€™s work life with Arnettâ€™s home life as stay-at-home father.
Â You Take Them Both and There You Haveâ€¦ Our Prediction: Netflix will very soon be able to thank NBC for making ARRESTED DEVELOPMENTâ€™s shooting schedule that much less complicated.
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