NBC’s house-cleaning at its comedy division continues: First-year series “Go On” has been canceled.
As things stand now, only one of the 11 comedies NBC aired this season, “Parks and Recreation,” will return in 2013-14. The fates of “Community” and “Go On’s” Tuesday companion “The New Normal” have yet to be decided.
“Go On” starred Matthew Perry as Ryan King, a radio host who enters grief therapy after his wife dies and comes to rely on the assorted oddballs in the group and its well-meaning but underqualified leader, Lauren (Laura Benanti). Julie White, John Cho, Tyler James Williams, Suzy Nakamura and Brett Gelman also starred.
The show debuted to solid ratings last fall with “The Voice” as a lead-in but fell off drastically when the singing competition went on hiatus during the winter. “Go On” rebounded some when “The Voice” returned in March, but a two-week run to close the season on Thursday nights didn’t sustain that momentum.
NBC has picked up five new comedies thus far in advance of unveiling its full 2013-14 lineup on Sunday (May 12).