NBC cancels the freshman drama Ironside after three episodes, along with the debut comedy Welcome to the Family. Ironside opened with a 1.3 rating for adults 18-49 and 6.8 million viewers, sliding to an average of a 1.1 in the demographic. Welcome to the Family ranked as NBC’s lowest in-season comedy debuts with a 1.2 rating, slipping to a 0.8 in its second week. In place of Ironside, NBC will air Dateline on Wednesday nights at 10pm throughout the rest of the year, along with holiday specials. Hit the jump for more on NBC’s upcoming schedule, including premiere dates for Community and Chicago P.D.
[Update: And Fox has now announced that it has picked up the new comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine for a full season, bringing the total number of episodes to 22. The show will also air in a comedy block alongside New Girl after the Super Bowl. Full press release after the jump.]
As THR reports, Community will air back-to-back episodes from 8-9 p.m. starting Thursday, January 2nd, and will then air Thursdays at 8 p.m. with Parks and Recreation moving to 8:30 p.m. starting January 9th. Chicago Fire spinoff Chicago P.D. will occupy the Wednesday, 10 p.m. slot starting January 8th. The Thursday 8-9 p.m. void left by Welcome to the Family will be filled with a hodgepodge of programs, including “back-to-back episodes of Parks and Recreation, a special edition of The Voice, Halloween specials and The Sound of Music Live for the rest of the fall.” The Sing-Off will take over the time slot for a two-week run in December. [Update from Deadline: NBC has ordered an additional four scripts for Sean Saves the World.]
Here’s the press release from Fox concerning Brooklyn Nine-Nine:
FOX LOCKS UP “BROOKLYN NINE-NINE” WITH 22-EPISODE ORDER
“BROOKLYN NINE-NINE” SCORES WHEN IT JOINS “NEW GIRL”
WITH ALL-NEW EPISODES FOLLOWING SUPER BOWL XLVIII
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2, ON FOX
Next All-New Episode Airs Tuesday, October 22, on FOX
FOX has picked up nine additional episodes of the arresting new comedy BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, bringing the series to a 22-episode order, it was announced today by Kevin Reilly, Chairman of Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. BROOKLYN NINE-NINE will join NEW GIRL in a special one-hour comedy event, airing immediately following the Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014.
“It’s exciting to see that both critics and fans love BROOKLYN NINE-NINE as much as we do,” said Reilly. “With Andy and Andre out in front of this incredible ensemble, it feels like this show is going to be around for a long time.”
With its same-day viewing, DVR and VOD playback, and its streaming on www.Fox.com and www.Hulu.com, the series premiere of BROOKLYN NINE-NINE has drawn a total audience of more than 14.6 million. Through five telecasts, the comedy is averaging a 2.1/6 among Adults 18-49 with 4.9 million total viewers, according to Nielsen’s most current data. BROOKLYN NINE-NINE also has the third-highest concentration of upscale viewers ($100k+ HH) of any new series so far this season and has boosted the network’s averages among key male demos by +38% to +45%.