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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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Riecee January 12, 2012 at 7:51 pm

I LOVED this show!!!!!! I don’t know how it didn’t do well! So Sad!

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Andre January 3, 2012 at 6:52 pm

My wife and I just love Perfect Couples!We’ve been watching Happy Endings and always wondering when Perfect Couples will start being aired! Please, bring the show back!!! Simply hilarious and relatable.

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Teri December 29, 2011 at 2:29 pm

We loved Perfect Couples. It was extremely entertaining. Please, bring it back! We have been telling everyone about it!

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Anna R December 22, 2011 at 10:31 pm

I stumbled on Perfect Couples on Hulu and watched the entire season in about 1.5 days! I was laughing out loud and even had that lil ab-burn from laughing so hard. I haven’t felt like this about a sitcom for a long time. Its the “its funny coz its true” kind of comedy that is just so fresh!!
What can we do to get this back on the air? I’ll sponsor a couple of episodes if it comes down to that!!!

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Ger UK December 9, 2011 at 7:52 am

This series has just finished airing in the UK and it was superb! It was so funny, cleverly written and had great actors. I was really disappointed to hear that there will not be any programmes being made.

Does NBC listen to pleas from its audience to bring back shows? Or are all these messages to bring it back a waste?

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Ruthie December 3, 2011 at 12:24 pm

NBC makes some truely questionable choices. Whitney is one of the worst sitcoms to crawl out of the ’80s. The fact that it made it on the air, but they can’t find a place for perfect couples is insanity. Get rid of one of those reality shows they stocked up on. It was smart and funny and relatable.

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Armani November 28, 2011 at 12:11 pm

If ‘Whitney’ and ‘Community’ deserve to be on the air, then Perfect Couples definitely does!!!! Bring it back!

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Robert November 28, 2011 at 12:08 pm

Yes, I am sorry to see it end. I thought it was a great show, with good acting. I think it should play well with my demographic (25-35 years old). I would put this show up there with my other favorites: Parks & Rec and Modern family. I’d also like to see Cougar town come back. Who doesn’t like Courtney Coxs? If ‘Happy Endings’ is still on the air, than Perfect Couples deserves another season!!

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Laurie November 26, 2011 at 4:43 pm

I loved this show, there wasn’t one episode I didn’t laugh through. I am still waiting to get the full season dvd. I really wish it was still on. Please bring it back.

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Amir November 22, 2011 at 10:37 pm

Im sorry to say but NBC wil not know good comedy if it hits them in th face!
Perfect couple was a smart fast moving FUNNY comedy!!!
But I gues people and NBC preffer a poo poo and pee pee stupid shallow “comedies”
It so sad what have come from tv, such low quality.
Bring back perfect couples!

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Hansome November 12, 2011 at 4:46 pm

Whitney is really really terrible. Perfect Couples started out terrible, but grew funnier each episode. Too bad the rating were so low. Surprising considering how good the show got and that it was between two hit shows. Bring it back and toss Whitney in the trash, truly awful that one is.

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Randi November 9, 2011 at 7:08 pm

Replace “Whitney” with “Perfect Couples”! Perfect Couples was so funny! Please, please bring back!

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Anna R December 22, 2011 at 10:32 pm

Yes!!! I vote for that too!!

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Dan November 4, 2011 at 9:08 pm

Perfect couples is hilarious, me and my finance would always make sure we were home that night just to watch it. It gave us something to look forward to during the week.

Thanks

Dan

P.S. Please bring it back

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liz October 27, 2011 at 4:44 pm

I loved the show I thought it had great actors and a very funny dialogue! Please bring it back!

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Dean October 13, 2011 at 7:02 pm

Perfect couples was a great fit with the office, parks and rec, community. It was funny and i think more people will like it,,BRING IT BACK!

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