announced today that they cancelled both Ironside and Welcome to the Family after just 3 low rated episodes. Their timeslots will be filled with specials and repeats until the beginning of the New Year. Community is back on Thursdays at 8p starting on January 2nd and on January 8th the Chicago Fire spinoff, Chicago PD, debuts.
Maybe it is me, but I don’t see the logic of having dead programming at those times for 2 and a half months. People will forget those timeslots exist and won’t remember to tune in when those shows have their premieres. They will have already become loyal to The Millers and Nashville or CSI.
Now when it comes to the cancellations, the news doesn’t surprise me. Ironside was too dark and unlikable, but the good news is that Pablo Schreiber is free to do something better. When it comes to Welcome to the Family, I adore Mary McCormack but I couldn’t suffer through this show for Mike O’Malley and her.
UPDATE: Mary McCormack Tweeted this picture of her TV daughter, Ella Rae Peck, reacting to the news that their show was cancelled. Along with the awesome photo, she said “NBC cancels #wttf might as well smoke pregnant.”
BTW neither actress is really pregnant, so don’t get into an uproar because they holding cigarettes while wearing fake baby bumps.