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100 Questions: NBC Sitcom Cancelled; No Season Two

100 QuestionsIt’s been a rocky road for NBC’s 100 Questions and now the journey is over. The sitcom has been cancelled after one season and six episodes.

100 Questions follows Charlotte Payne (Sophie Winkleman), a young woman who’s looking for love. She goes to a dating service and answers 100 questions as posed by a frustrated consultant named Andrew (Michael Benjamin Washington). While trying to figure out what she’s looking for in a mate, she recounts relationship stories that include friends Leslie (Smith Cho), Jill (Collette Wolfe), Mike (Christopher Moynihan), and Wayne (David Walton).

Originally titled 100 Questions for Charlotte Payne, the pilot was directed by Emmy Award-winning director James Burrows. NBC ordered it to series but then recast several characters and director Alex Hardcastle took over. After six installments were produced, the network cut the episode order and shut down production. Then, the show’s premiere was delayed until May 27th. Clearly, the network’s enthusiasm had waned a bit.

When 100 Questions finally did debut, most viewers didn’t notice. The show’s premiere episode attracted horrible numbers — just a 0.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 2.48 million viewers. The numbers got even worse as the weeks progressed. The network kept the show on the schedule and let all six episodes air. There won’t be any more though.

To no surprise, 100 Questions has been cancelled and won’t be back for a second season, as reported by both Futon Critic and MediaWeek.

Though NBC declined to comment, Moynihan, the show’s creator and a co-star, has already moved on. He recently signed a deal to write and executive produce two new projects for ABC Studios. He’s also expected to have a part in front of the camera as well.

What do you think? Are you sorry that 100 Questions won’t be back? How would you have wrapped up Charlotte’s quest? Why do you think the series didn’t succeed?

 

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Anonymous February 14, 2011 at 12:51 pm

i was love it

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Kate January 28, 2011 at 9:58 am

I’m from Poland and I loved the show. I’m very depressed it was cancelled. Such a great concept, cast and jokes. :(

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Fernanda January 10, 2011 at 5:05 pm

Acabei de conhecer a série e adorei. Gostaria muito de continuar a assisti-la.

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Alice December 12, 2010 at 5:08 am

I thought it was a great show – stumbled on it by accident and was looking forward to the next episode!

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Cristine December 4, 2010 at 6:47 am

Plsss…..We want the show back…!!!! Why was canceled? Many people love the show!!! Is a silly to cancel a show after only six episodes. Six great episodes. We want to know what happens next. So: resume the show!!!!

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ewood November 23, 2010 at 12:51 pm

the show was a “friends” replacement. i think for some reason they didnt really want it to succeed, i never saw one promo for it. i found it on primetime on demand channel. i could never find it to watch in its regular time slot. me and my sisters watched it together and enjoyed it. she was a little cheesy but there’s usually a cheesy/annoying character on every show. wayne was hilarious but they had a good chemistry all together in a group dynamic. we wondered what would happen when they reached 100 questions. i think if they had believed in the show and actually promoted it, it might have had a shot. if not on thursday night, pick another evening!

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Roberto October 31, 2010 at 11:19 pm

i thought the show was kinda good!
its sucks how they just cancelled it! i also somewhat had fallen in love with
that British chick… she was hot.. I miss the show..

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dave kempiak October 21, 2010 at 3:31 pm

dumbest show ever!! it could have been a decent show and funny, but the acting and writing were beyond TERRIBLE!! that smith cho girl was a hottie though…i know i’ll miss her

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Leena October 11, 2010 at 9:01 pm

i’m sooooo sad that this show has been canceled .. i stumbled upon it by accident and i thought it was soo funny …its like “friends” all over again …i honestly think it would have had a much higher viewers rate if they actually did commercialize it better !! i didnt even see any commercials regarding it !!

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unanymous November 13, 2010 at 1:09 pm

I loved the 6 fisrt episode and i think it’s ashamed that it didn’t continue. I think it’S more for a female audience than male. I just think that you should maybe change the time that it’s been air to sooner in the evening then what it was. sorry for my english i’m french. But just because there’s not 2 billion peoples watching does mean you have to cancel a show!!!

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precious October 7, 2010 at 7:06 pm

I am sorry to hear the show was canceled. I stumbled on it one night and I really liked the show. I’ll keep the shows I have on tivo and remember the funny.

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hairrocks80 October 1, 2010 at 10:18 am

omg…thank god this show is kaput! cheesy writing, not funny-just awful-like another comment, i just had to make sure this show was dead.

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kittyk September 30, 2010 at 10:59 am

This was one of the worst shows I’ve ever seen. The main british character was unbearably annoying. This show wasn’t funny and the laugh track just made the whole experience insulting.

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Buloch September 22, 2010 at 5:34 pm

I had to make sure this awful. AWFUL show was dead…thank god it’s over

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Anonymous September 21, 2010 at 7:04 pm

I miss this show, this along with the office and community was the stuff i looked forward for on a thursday night, cancel 30 rock, that shows not even that funny. they should’ve commercialized it more though, I found this series out of boredom…

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Anonymous October 26, 2010 at 1:15 pm

30 Rock not funny? Do you need me to to round up some friends help push over the boulder your stuck living under where hilarious pop-cultures references mean nothing? I can be there in 22 minutes… I PVRed this week episode.

RIP 100 questions, you were a cliched mess.

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Harold September 21, 2010 at 11:16 am

I thought it was a good show, unfortunately a lot of good shows are cancelled with no real reason.

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