We have to start things off here by saying this: NBC is not exactly feeling great about their comedy lineup right now. How could they? After looking at some of the ratings that the network has, suddenly the decision to boot “Community” may be starting to look dubious.
“Marry Me” scored a 1.3 in the 18-49 demographic for its last new episode, and still, that was enough to get NBC to hand it an additional five episodes. This brings its overall order to 18 for the season, which means that it will at least not be going anywhere in the near future.
With that being said, it is still far too early in order to say that the show has a second season order in its future. At this point, we wonder if NBC could consider scrapping most of its comedy lineup as a whole. Both “A to Z” and “Bad Judge” have already been canceled, and the ratings for “About a Boy” have definitely been on the decline over the course of the past few weeks. With “Parks and Recreation” ending, what else does the show really have at the moment?
Hopefully, NBC has a good lineup of comedy pilots that are going to be a factor moving forward into next season, and they definitely need it. Remember the days that this show had “Seinfeld” and “Friends” on the air? “Marry Me” is a funny show, but in this modern age of DVRs, streaming, and YouTube, it is becoming increasingly hard to get people to commit to a new idea that runs from 30 minutes on primetime TV.
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