November 1 2014

Bad Judge and A to Z Both Canceled by NBC

Bad Judge - Season Pilot

Manhattan Love Story is no longer alone in the pile of canceled freshman shows.

While Manhattan Love Story may have had the “honor” of being the first show canceled this season, it has now been joined by two other new sitcoms. NBC pulled the plug on Friday on both Bad Judge and A to Z. Unlike most cancellations that kick in immediately, both series will be allowed to run out their original 13 episode orders. This is more, in my opinion, due to the lack of having anything ready to step in and take their places on the schedule.

NBC does have a replacement set for after the Super Bowl where the Blacklist will take over its slot, but there’s a lot of time between now and then and no broadcast network is going to lose that much advertising revenue.

The shows were pulling in late night cable channel level ratings, and in this day and age that just isn’t going to cut it.

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