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Perfect Couples: NBC Pulling Sitcom; Cancelled?

Perfect Couples canceledNBC has decided to yank their freshman sitcom Perfect Couples from the schedule after April 7th. It’ll be replaced by The Paul Reiser Show on Thursday nights. Does this mean that Perfect Couples is canceled and gone for good?

Perfect Couples revolves around three young couples. Dave (Kyle Bornheimer) and Julia (Christine Woods) are the “everyday couple,” who are messed up in all the “normal” ways. Vance (David Walton) and Amy (Mary Elizabeth Ellis) are the high-passion, high-drama couple. Rex (Hayes MacArthur) is a reformed party guy and Leigh (Olivia Munn) is a self-anointed relationship guru who considers it her duty to mold the other couples in their image.

The NBC sitcom has been struggling in the ratings from the beginning. The network gave it viewers a sneak peak in December and that generated a terrible 1.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 3.56 million viewers. A month later, the second episode brought a mediocre 2.1 rating and 4.15 million. The numbers quickly started falling and the latest episode hit a low of a 1.2 rating.

The whole season of Perfect Couples currently averages a 1.5 rating in the demo and just 3.27 million viewers. It’s the lowest-rated scripted series on the network by far and even The Cape has a better season average. Bornheimer has committed to a new FOX pilot while Walton has signed on for a new NBC one.

TV show supportSo, no, NBC has not cancelled Perfect Couples officially, there are many very strong indications that it won’t be back next season. NBC has no incentive to bring it back and even cast one of the sitcom’s actors in one of their new shows.

Right now, it looks like there will be four unaired episodes of Perfect Couples. They may or may not see the light of day at a later date.

What do you think? Are you sorry to see Perfect Couples go? Do you think that it still has a chance to return for a second season?


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doug October 13, 2011 at 12:25 pm

I loved this show. It was hilarious and had great characters and good writing. I like it a lot better than Happy Endings. I was looking for this show in the fall and it never came back. Very disappointing.


Sunny October 11, 2011 at 1:02 pm

Seriously?? NBC obviously has no clue what they’re doing. Maybe if they’d promo’d it just a tad, people would’ve been aware of it. Instead, they slipped a few episodes in during the holiday season, then a few more episodes later on. I never saw a commercial for it, I just HAPPENED to catch it one night and was hooked. Of course, they promo’d the hell out of “Whitney” this season and that show sucks! What are they thinking?


M Z October 9, 2011 at 7:47 pm

This show was hilarious, c’mon! We loved it and are disappointed that NBC has chosen to cancel. I hope another networks sees it’s potential and picks it up!


Anonymous October 8, 2011 at 4:55 pm

of course they yanked it. it was good


George Cavros October 4, 2011 at 5:06 am

You know nbc is notorious for this stuff,i thought the show was great actually very funny but just like heros which went on for more then a few seasons characters develop you know n a huge new chapter left to begin in the last episode and bamn nothing no farwell bye nuthin lame i say bring em both back anyone agree?


Jenn October 3, 2011 at 9:37 pm

Please bring it back, my husbands and mines favorite show!


Jess September 30, 2011 at 8:02 pm

How could people not like this show? Bring it back!


Ivanna September 28, 2011 at 5:11 pm

This is sad there are so many unfunny showsbeing renewed and this one which is continuously hilarious gets cut? I was looking forward to season 2 its too bad.


Oni September 28, 2011 at 2:02 pm

please bring it back, it takes a a while for people to catch on, its a great show!! every character is great and together they make every second worth watching…give it another chance NBC!!


chris September 27, 2011 at 9:11 pm

bring it back. bring it back. bring it back….


Kate September 27, 2011 at 6:28 pm

I loved perfect couples! I would be so sad if it was cancelled. The cast was awesome! It was my new favorite show.


Kayla September 26, 2011 at 9:54 am

I just started watching it, its sooo funny. I am so sad that they are cancelling.


josh September 24, 2011 at 9:11 pm

One of my favorite shows from last season. Bring it back!


Anonymous September 21, 2011 at 8:51 pm

Bring this show back if was hilarious


Anonymous September 21, 2011 at 5:34 pm

Bring it back.


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