One new sitcom is no longer in the NBC family. The peacock network has canned Welcome to the Family after three low-rated episodes.
On Welcome to the Family, a pair of very different families are brought together when their teens get “in a family way.” The sitcom’s cast includes Mike O’Malley, Mary McCormack, Ricardo Chavira, Justina Machado, Ella Rae Peck, Joseph Haro, and Fabrizio Guido.
The comedy started out with very low ratings and the numbers got worse in week two. They seem to have shown a little growth last night but the ratings were still terrible. As a result, NBC has swung the axe.
It’s unclear what will become of the unaired episodes or how many installments have actually been produced. NBC initially ordered 13 of them.
The peacock network will fill the timeslot with a mix of reruns and special holiday programming through the end of the year. Then, on January 2nd, Community will return with a pair of new episodes in the 8-9pm timeslot.
After that, episodes of Community will air at 8pm, followed by Parks and Recreation.
What do you think? Are you sorry to see Welcome to the Family go? Did you like it? Are you looking forward to the return of Community?