Matthew Perry's Go On Canceled By NBC
With all the major networks getting ready to announce their new fall schedules, they've got to cancel something to make room for the new stuff-- and the latest victim at NBC is someone who was once one of their biggest stars. The Hollywood Reporter has the news that NBC is dropping Go On, the comedy led by former Friends star Matthew Perry. The show was heavily promoted before its debut last fall, even getting a preview during The Olympics, and it didn't take long for it to receive a full season order, an early mark of a new hit.
But even a prime slot airing after The Voice couldn't help the show keep its ratings up, especially on a network where nearly none of the newer comedies were succeeding at all. Just yesterday NBC pulled the plug on Whitney, Guys With Kids, 1600 Penn and Up All Night, and the network is already struggling to figure out a strategy now that 30 Rock has ended and The Office is preparing to air its final episode next week. They've got some strong looking comedies coming up in the fall, including Michael J. Fox's sure-to-be-heralded return to television, but it's still damn hard to build up a comedy slate from scratch.
The last piece of the NBC comedy cancellation puzzle remains Community. Will it get canceled? Will they let us live? Stay tuned for that and many, many more updates as all the major networks set up their plans for the coming season.
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