Talk about rubbing salt in the wounds of Black Donnellys fans… NBC pulled The Black Donnellys after six weeks. Though they’ve posted the unaired episodes on their website, lots of people in the U.S. and other countries can’t view them. The peacock network replaced Donnellys on Monday nights with the reality show The Real Wedding Crashers for May sweeps.
Wedding Crashers was pulled after three weeks due to low ratings. Donnellys fans cheered and hoped this meant their show would return. Didn’t happen. But, with sweeps finishing on May 23rd, the series is coming back. Donnellys? Sorry. The Real Wedding Crashers.
Despite being disliked by many critics and viewers alike and being cancelled for the Fall, The Real Wedding Crashers is returning to Monday nights at 10pm starting May 28th. The episode will show the wedding of couple Denise and Steve being interrupted by monster trucks and an escaped convict.
NBC didn’t make a big deal about the return and just quietly slipped it back onto their schedule. They also declined to comment for this story. I suspect they’re not overly proud of Wedding Crashers but have limited options on what they have left on the shelf to air after an overall very disappointing season.