Friday, May 13, 2016

NBC Cancels 'Crowded,' 'Game of Silence,' 'Heartbeat,' 'Telenovela' and 'Undateable'

NBC is making final decisions on a number of its bubble shows today. So far, the network has canceled Crowded, Game of Silence, Heartbeat, Telenovela and Undateable.

GAME OF SILENCE - The drama based on Turkish had an okay premiere following an episode of The Voice. But as soon as it moved to its regular time slot on Thursdays following The Blacklist, the ratings plummeted. So far, its season has only averaged a 1.2 rating in the Adults 18-49 demographic and 5.5 million total viewers in Live+7 data.

The drama starred David Lyons, Michael Raymond-James, Larenz Tate, Bre Blair, Conor O'Farrell, Deidrie Henry, Demetrius Grosse and Claire van der Boom.

David Hudgins developed the series. He served as executive producer with Carol Mendelsohn, Julie Weitz, Timur Savci, Tariq Jalil, Deran Sarafian and Niels Arden Oplev. Sony Pictures Television, Universal Television, Carol Mendelsohn Productions and David Hudgins Productions produced.

TELENOVELA - A straight-to-series order in January 2015, the comedy was a part of push for more diversity at the network. And yet, its first season only averaged a weak 1.3 rating.

The comedy starred Eva Longoria, Jencarlos Canela, Diana Maria Riva, Amaury Nolasco, Jose Moreno Brooks, Jadyn Douglas, Alex Meneses and Izzy Diaz.

Chrissy Pietrosh and Jessica Goldstein created the comedy. They executive produced with Longoria, Josh Bycel, Jonathan Fener and Ben Spector. Universal Television and UnbeliEVAble Entertainment produced.

UNDATEABLE - The comedy's third season airing doing the sole hour of comedy on NBC's schedule this fall on Friday nights. Despite airing every episode live, the season only averaged a 1.0 rating and 3.3 million total viewers.

The comedy starred Chris D'Elia, Brent Morin, David Fynn, Rick Glassman, Ron Funches, Bianca Kajlich and Bridgit Mendler.

Adam Sztykiel created the series. He executive produced with Bill Lawrence and Jeff Ingold. Warner Bros. Television and Doozer produced.

CROWDED - The midseason comedy had a strong preview after The Voice but things quickly dipped once it moved to its regular Sunday time slot. The season so far has averaged a 1.1 rating in Adults 18-49.

The comedy starred Patrick Warburton, Carrie Preston, Miranda Cosgrove, Mia Serafino, Carlease Burke and Stacy Keach.

Suzanne Martin created the comedy. She executive produced with Sean Hayes, Todd Milliner and James Burrows. Universal Television and Hazy Mills Productions produced.

HEARTBEAT - The drama was yet another show that had an okay preview following The Voice. And yet, the first season only averaged a 1.1 rating in Adults 18-49.

The drama starred Melissa George, Dave Annable, Don Hany, Shelley Conn, Joshua Leonard, Maya Erskine, D.L. Hughley, Jamie Kennedy and J. Louis Mills.

The series was created by Jill Gordon. She executive produced with Amy Brenneman, Brad Silberling and Robert Duncan McNeill. Universal Television produced.