Awww Dammit NBC
NBC has canceled Free Agents two days after picking up Whitney for a full season *breaks vase*. The reason? A drop-off in audience:
The Hank Azaria comedy dropped sharply after its premiere four weeks ago and settled at a 3.3 million viewers and a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating. No word yet what’s going in its slot next week. (Office repeats are the usual NBC comedy hole-filler.)
Dammit America, this is why we can’t have nice things! For the record, here is what I wrote in my review of the show’s pilot episode.
I think this show’s achilles’ heel when it comes to attracting an audience is the same thing that makes me like it so much. It has a surplus of wit and doesn’t rely on physical comedy as a crutch. In 2011 to make a ton of money as a sitcom you have to paint in broad strokes and pander to the lowest common denominator. Basically, you have to be produced by Chuck Lorre. Still, Community has carved out a niche for itself with a similar, if more absurd, comedic style so maybe NBC gives this a second season simply due to the development of a cult following. Just don’t put money on it.
Heed my words for I am a prophet! Just don’t read my football picks okay? I liked Free Agents a lot, but my life is miserable and full of pain so this pretty much had to happen. Enjoy your cheese snacks, sweat pants, and mediocre lives TV watchers of America. I resent you soooo much.
Posted on October 6, 2011, in Crappy TV shows, Quality Programming, Serious Topics, Whitney and tagged American Decline, cancellations, Fall TV, Free Agents, This is why we can't have nice things, Whitney. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.