‘Undateable Live,’ ‘Game of Silence,’ ‘Heartbeat,’ ‘Crowded,’ more canceled by NBC

NBCYesterday, ABC had itself its version of the Red Wedding, canceling such shows as “Castle” and “Nashville,” who some people out there felt at least had some sort of fighting chance at survival.

For NBC, we feel like the majority of their cancellations were a bit more expected, though we’re super-sad about one of them in “Undateable Live.” The super-funny sitcom, which experimented with its format and featured two of our favorite working comedians in Chris D’Elia and Ron Funches, was given a pink slip due to (you guessed it) low ratings. There was a diehard audience, but the show was saddled with a Friday timeslot where almost no one in its core audience would ever have a chance to see it.¬†Hopefully, all of these guys do get a chance to do something else together in the near future.

As for some of the other cancellations, they include the likes of “Game of Silence,” “Heartbeat,” “Telenovela,” and “Crowded.” All of these are first-year shows that debuted in midseason, so there was never really too much serious consideration to any of them getting a chance to be on the air for a long time once some of the ratings started to come out. Of the four “Heartbeat” probably had the sharpest fall from one year ago, given that it was originally projected by the network to be a part of the fall lineup; however, following Melissa George’s pregnancy it was eventually pushed to midseason, and in the interim “Chicago Med” was already a medical drama hit. “Telenovela,” meanwhile, did boast a significant star in Eva Longoria, but it was not enough to keep people watching.

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