Now 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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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!:(:(