NBC has pulled Best Friends Forever, their low-rated sitcom from the schedule. While the show hasn’t been officially cancelled, there’s no chance that it will be renewed for a second season.
Following a pair of best gal pals who are reunited after a divorce, Best Friends Forever stars Lennon Parham, Jessica St. Clair, Stephen Schneider, Luka Jones, and Daija Owens.
The sitcom debuted on April 4th to poor ratings with a disappointing 1.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 3.94 million total viewers. The second episode fell a whopping 25% in the demo and week three dropped another 11%. This week’s installment held steady but a 0.8 rating with 2.7 million viewers is still a terrible performance for a network show.
On our NBC ratings report card, Forever ranks 19th out of 20 scripted shows this season, beating only The Firm and Bent. In terms of demo ratings, it receives a “D-” and that’s pretty horrible considering the state of the most of the rest on NBC’s schedule.
NBC has issued a press release indicating that Forever will be replaced on the schedule with additional original installments of Betty White’s Off Their Rockers, for at least the next two weeks. The senior citizen hidden-camera show currently fills the 8pm timeslot as well.
There are only two unaired episodes of Forever remaining. With such low ratings, there’s no way that the series will be going back into production.
Parhmam, who’s also an executive producer on the show, tweeted, “BFF Fans: Wanted to let you know that our show is being taken off the air until the summer… Hoping to post ep 5 & 6 online asap… Jessica St. Clair and I CANNOT thank you enough for the love and support of our little show. You guys are truly the best.”
What do you think? Are you sorry to see Best Friends Forever go? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a second season instead? Is it a better show than some of the other NBC sitcoms?
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