Tuesday, October 27, 2015

NBC Trims 'Truth Be Told' Order to 10 Episodes

NBC has trimmed the order for its original comedy series Truth Be Told from 13 episodes to 10. The network will keep airing the sitcom in its Fridays at 8:30/7:30c. slot for the immediate future.

Created by DJ Nash, Truth Be Told is one of only two comedies currently on NBC's schedule along with the third season of Undateable. The comedy got off to a horrible start with just 2.64 million viewers and a 0.7 rating in the Adults 18-49 demographic. It dipped even further in its second episode to 2.26 million and a 0.6 rating.

The comedy stars Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Tone Bell, Vanessa Lachey and Bresha Webb. Nash executive produces with Will Packer, Korin D. Huggins and director Pamela Fryman. Universal Television and Will Packer Productions produce.

Many networks have been opting to trim episode orders this fall season instead of just canceling the new shows. That's likely because it's been a difficult fall with very few breakout hits. Plus, the networks probably don't have much to replace the failed shows on the schedule until midseason. Additional series who have gotten their episode orders reduced include FOX's Minority Report, ABC's Blood & Oil and NBC's The Player.