It looks like the Engels are out of work. NBC has pulled their new Working the Engels sitcom from the schedule. Has it been cancelled?
On Working the Engels, a family of ne’er-do-wells must band together to keep their heads above water when their lawyer patriarch dies and leaves them with a mountain of debt. The cast includes Andrea Martin, Kacey Rohl, Azura Skye, and Benjamin Arthur.
The peacock network has pulled the series from the schedule effective immediately. They’re replacing it with additional airings of Welcome to Sweden — another new Thursday sitcom that’s better rated and has already been renewed for a second season.
There’s no word on if NBC will ever put Working the Engels back on the air but things don’t look good. The summer is nearly over and NBC has already announced their plans for fall. What’s more, they don’t have any incentive to bring it back. Working the Engels’ ratings have been very poor and they’ve been dwindling lower each week.
There are seven episodes left unaired so hopefully for the fans of the show, NBC will release them at some point. Either way, it’s nearly certain that they won’t be wanting a second season.
8/20 update: The series has been cancelled by NBC and Global TV in Canada as well. The series was a co-production of the two and apparently it didn’t perform very well in Canada either. The network noted that “numbers were not strong enough to warrant a second season.”
What do you think? Did you like Working the Engles? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a second season? Would you watch the remaining episodes?