Is NBC getting set to pull the plug on another show after they axed Sunnyside? Well, we present you now with a situation surrounding Bluff City Law.
According to a new report confirmed from TVLine (first posted by Memphis outlet The Commercial Appeal), filming on the Jimmy Smits – Caitlin McGee series is going to be wrapping up on October 31. A source claims that the network is not going to be picking any more installments up beyond the initial ten-episode order.
Does this mean that the show is getting canceled? Not necessarily, as there is still time for the folks behind the scenes to make some sort of proper decision on the future. It’s just going to come down to the ratings on a number of their other programs … but we wouldn’t say things look great at the moment. Ratings for Bluff City Law have fallen every week since the premiere, and that is even with it getting a pretty solid lead-in following new episodes of The Voice. We think it’s doubtful that it will be renewed, and we rather question the decision to pick it up and air it in this timeslot in the first place. What benefit does this really offer?
As for what this ten-episode order means for some other shows on the air, we don’t want to make any rash judgments that some other shows would premiere a little bit faster because of this. We just feel for viewers of Bluff City Law who have enjoyed the first handful of episodes, but this is the reality of the broadcast television world right now. Because of viewing patterns and technology like DVR and streaming, the temptation to watch TV live is less than it was ten years ago. Unfortunately, watching live is the #1 way that the majority of series out there make money.
We’ll continue to watch out for the fate of Bluff City Law in the months to come — you can see official cancellations over on our Guide.
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