After seeing the ratings from Sunday night, we knew that it was only a matter of time before “Welcome to Sweden” was finished on NBC. The Canadian acquisition, which also airs in Sweden and has generated some great buzz in the country, completely bombed this summer after a move to Sunday night. It had ratings over the weekend that even made some “Hannibal” ratings look good.
Series star / creator Greg Poehler was the one who first confirmed the news, writing the following in a post on Instagram:
“Due to some craptastically low ratings in the US, WTS is officially done. I am eternally grateful to all of our fans. When you make a show – and write, produce, obsess and and act in it – all you want us for someone, somewhere, to tell you they appreciate it. There have been so many of you in both Sweden and the US that have done so, and every compliment has made me immeasurably happy. So, thank you. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! I’m sitting here crying, but mostly because I’ll prob never work with Josephine, Christopher, Lena, Per and Claes again. They are among the best people I’ve ever met and I am so so happy and grateful that they let me act with them.”
There is no word just yet on how NBC will replace “Welcome to Sweden” in their lineup, but this furthers along what is been a pretty miserable summer for them in terms of scripted programming. While “America’s Got Talent” has been solid and new addition “I Can Do That” proved to be a surprising success, “Hannibal” is over, this show is done, and while “Aquarius” was renewed for a second season, its ratings are absolutely atrocious since moving to Saturday night.
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