Forum wire reports, Published May 09 2014
NBC cancels 'Believe,' 'Community,' other shows; ABC cancels 2 comediesNBC has canceled “Believe” and “Crisis,” TheWrap has learned.
The network previously dumped “Growing Up Fisher,” “Revolution” and “Community” on Friday.
“Believe” premiered in March to decent numbers, but when re-directed to its regular timeslot, fell off in the ratings. The NBC drama was co-created by Oscar award-winning director of “Gravity” Alfonso Cuaron and Mark Friendman.
The series followed a young girl with emerging powers and a man sprung from prison to protect her. Jonas Pate came on as third showrunner for the show in December, before the show had even premiered.
"Crisis" stars Gillian Anderson and Dermot Mulroney. The show premiered in March to a soft 1.6/4 rating in the key demo and 6.5 million viewers.
ABC has canceled two comedies, Rebel Wilson's freshman “Super Fun Night” and “Suburgatory,” individuals with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap.
Last week “Suburgatory” hit a ratings low of 1.4/4 — an 18 percent drop — and 5.1 million viewers. The show is currently in its third season.
“Super Fun Night,” produced by Conan O'Brien's company Conaco, received an average rating of 2.3 and was never able to capitalize on its “Modern Family” lead-in.