Tags: nbc | cancels | shows | ironside | welcome | family

NBC Cancels Shows 'Ironside,' 'Welcome to the Family' Amid Bad Reviews

Monday, 21 Oct 2013 11:53 AM

By Alexandra Ward

NBC has canceled two of its new fall shows, "Ironside" and "Welcome to the Family," after the network's latest attempt at a scripted-series comeback crashed and burned.

The drama series and comedy failed to draw viewers and both programs got the axe after just three episodes apiece, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Editor's Note: ObamaCare Is Here. Are You Prepared?

"Ironside" is a remake of the 1960s drama of the same name. Starring Blair Underwood as a tough-talking detective who is resigned to a wheelchair following a shooting, the show was dubbed the "Worst Drama of 2013" by TV review site HollywoodChicago.com.

"Ironside is the most clichéd, least believable, least fun, and just awful new drama of the year. It is aggressively bad. Avoid at all costs," reviewer Brian Tallerico wrote.

"Welcome to the Family" is NBC's stab at a familial comedy a la ABC's "Modern Family." The show centers on a young interracial couple who is unexpectedly expecting.

"If you thought 'Michael J. Fox Show' played with sitcom clichés, welcome to this mess, a clear answer to some executive's 'where’s our "Modern Family"' question to his staff," Tallerico wrote. "Despite a talented cast, the writing just doesn’t work here."

NBC's schedule shakeup is likely a proactive move to avoid the January ratings fall-off that hurt the network so much last year, the Times reported. Execs are hopeful, though, that the upcoming Winter Olympics coverage will boost numbers.

In the meantime, "Dateline" will air in "Ironside's" Wednesday night time slot until Jan. 8, when the new "Chicago Fire" spinoff — "Chicago P.D." — premieres.

New episodes of "Parks and Recreation" will take over "Welcome to the Family's" Thursday night spot until "Community" returns in January.

Editor's Note: Do You Support Obamacare? Vote in Urgent National Poll

Related stories:

NBC Show Will Send Someone into Space

2016 Hillary Run to be Aided by NBC Miniseries

NBC's Brian Williams Ready to Return After Surgery  

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

US Exonerations 2014: Pardons Reach Record High of 125

Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 11:41 AM

U.S. exonerations in 2014 reach a record high of 125, according to a new report released Tuesday, thanks to prosecutors  . . .

Amy Van Dyken-Rouen Getting Back to Work After ATV Tragedy

Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 11:29 AM

Olympic swimmer Amy Van Dyken-Rouen gets back to work on Friday for the Pac-12 Networks, full of energy seven months aft . . .

Fidel Castro Not Opposed to 'Peaceful Solution' Between US, Cuba

Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 10:43 AM

Fidel Castro, Cuba's 88-year-old former ruler, has spoken out on his country's relations with the U.S. for the first tim . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved