Thursday Night Frights: NBC Sitcoms Killed

The Grim Reaper’s sythe fell on All Hallow’s Eve, and it fell on NBC’s freshman comedies Bad Judge and A to Z.

As reported in The Hollywood Reporter, each show will finish its current half-season order of 13 episodes before shuttering. In fact, both shows are still filming the remainder of their seasons, which must make for awkward days on the set.

Both Bad Judge and A to Z follow ABC’s Manhattan Love Story to become the first cancellations of the 2014 TV season and both were included in Megan’s recent network by network look at which shows were in trouble.

The shows made up the 9pm comedy block on NBC’s Thursday night lineup, formerly known in the 1990s as “Must See TV.” The shows struggled to reach an audience against ABC’s powerhouse lineup of shows produced by Shonda Rhimes that includes How To Get Away With Murder, one of the highest rated new shows of the 2014-2015 season. They also aired against CBS’s highly rated The Big Bang Theory.

On the brighter side, NBC’s midseason replacements look much more promising, including the final season of Parks and Recreation, the Ellen DeGeneres-produced One Big Happy, Craig Robinson’s Mr. Robinson, and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt starring The Office’s Ellie Kemper and produced by Tina Fey and the creative team behind 30 Rock.

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