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Free Agents: Cancelled Next? Hank Azaria Wants Your Help

Free Agents canceled nextNow that NBC has cancelled The Playboy Club, Hank Azaria is understandably worried about the fate of his new show, Free Agents. The actor is trying to gather support to get the comedy more viewers.

Azaria has taken to Twitter, rallying much needed support for tonight’s episode. Soon after yesterday’s Playboy Club cancellation, he wrote, “Hey kids, please watch Free Agents this wednesday at 8:30. I fear it may be your last chance!!”

Earlier today, he followed that up with, “Okay it’s do or die time for my show Free Agents — we need eyeballs tonight at 8:30 on NBC!! Watch tonight or we may go away…” And then, “Watch Free Agents tonight!! Be part of TV history by saving this funny smart show! Then if you like it call Universal PR at 818 777 3030…” And most recently, “Tell NBC you think the show is worth it– 8:30 tonight after Up All Night…”

Unless, Free Agents gets a big infusion of viewers tonight, it certainly wouldn’t be a surprise if the peacock network decided to pull the plug.

Along with Up All Night, Free Agents was given a special post-America’s Got Talent debut. The series had a lackluster premiere though with a 2.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 6.12 million viewers. The following week, in its usual timeslot, the demo fell 38% to a 1.3 rating. Last week’s fell another 23%, to a paltry 1.0 rating and just 3.07 million viewers.

The sitcom is averaging a 1.5 demo rating, just a little higher than now-cancelled Playboy Club. Even if tonight’s Free Agents installment rises back to a 1.3 rating, the show’s average will still drop.

Anything can certainly happen but, at this point, Azaria is correct. Free Agents needs some major support or it is doomed to be cancelled very soon.

UPDATE: The TV show has now been cancelled.

What do you think? Do you like Free Agents Is it worth saving or should it be cancelled?

 

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Nikki October 9, 2011 at 12:20 pm

This show shouldn’t have been cancelled!! It was one of my favorite shows and now it’s cancelled!!!!!!! It even had one of my favorite actors, Anthony Stewart Head!!! I am already missing it!:(:(

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Judy October 7, 2011 at 4:52 pm

I liked this show. I thought the writing was clever and sophisticated, and the characters were interesting, the casting was excellent. What gives? Why weren’t people watching it? Was the time slot opposite something really popular? Or was the writing over the heads of the masses?

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Brad October 7, 2011 at 2:20 am

I gave this show a chance but just didn’t find it funny. I decided to stop watching after the last episode. I like Hank Azaria and some of the other actors cast but this just wasn’t a good show.

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NavsBru October 6, 2011 at 11:48 am

This show is getting funnier and funnier. Need to support the show.

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rjt October 6, 2011 at 8:57 am

Good show with great chemistry between the actors – I hope it stays on the air.

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adam October 6, 2011 at 8:41 am

I like Hank Azaria, but the premise of the show has zero appeal. Better luck next time.

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Antonio Carlos V.Braga October 6, 2011 at 8:20 am

I think Hank Azaria should take better care of the way his hair looks. All that black ink is embarrassing.

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BC October 6, 2011 at 6:20 am

I agree with Tom’s comment. This show is much better than Up All Night and that one got renewed!! I don’t get it.

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DB October 5, 2011 at 11:18 pm

Love the show! It’s funny and sarcastic and so different than all the spoon fed crap.
Please keep it on the air why not move to a different time slot and give it some promotion!

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Judy October 7, 2011 at 4:53 pm

I agree. NBC should try a different time slot. Let’s remember that NBC almost cancelled Seinfeld at the start.

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Mojo October 5, 2011 at 9:04 pm

BBC America will be running the original BBC episodes starting this week. Love Hank Azaria but wasn’t as good as the the original actor for this part. Plus the original still had Anthony Head as the boss!!!

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Samara October 5, 2011 at 7:56 pm

I love it!! Who doesn’t adore Hank Azaria?! I hope it stays!!!

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Jim October 5, 2011 at 7:46 pm

I like it, but its NBC and they like to cancel good shows… which is why I spend most of my time on CBS ;)

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Karen October 5, 2011 at 6:47 pm

Yes, I like this show. Smart, funny, good chemistry between the characters. Give good TV a chance!

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Tha Critic October 5, 2011 at 5:59 pm

It’s OK. I think people should give it a shot.

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Tom October 5, 2011 at 4:30 pm

I LIKE IT! Much better than Up all night and that was renewed???????????? Hope this show makes it!!!!

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