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NBC Cleans House: ‘Up All Night’, ‘Guys With Kids’, ‘Go On’, ‘Whitney’, ‘1600 Penn’, ‘Deception’ Canceled

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NBC announced several cancellations for the network.

Up All Night began to fall to pieces after Christina Applegate chose to leave the comedy in its second year. The series followed new parents through the ups and downs of infant-rearing and was forced to try and reboot itself once Applegate exited. The show then took on a behind-the-scenes concept and followed a struggling television series. Art intimating life, eh? Showrunner Linda Wallem recently threw the cast a farewell party while Applegate’s former co-lead, Will Arnett, booked a lead role in a currently untitled CBS pilot. Bottomline: it’s no surprise this show was placed on the chopping block and failed to survive.

Jimmy Fallon’s executively produced comedy Guys With Kids also failed to survive following weak ratings. The comedy has averaged just under four million viewers per week, making it another not-so-surprisingly cancellation.

Whitney, which also shared Wednesday nights with Guys With Kids, failed to make an impression as well. The comedy starred Whitney Cummings, known for being a stand-up comedian, garnered low number of viewers. This isn’t a complete strike for Cummings, who co-created popular CBS comedy Two Broke Girls.

Matthew Perry’s comedy Go On has been canceled after one season, making it another freshman comedy that got the axe. Matthew Perry’s comedy Go On has been canceled after one season, making it another freshman comedy that got the axe. The series had an impressive debut courtesy of strong promotions during the 2012 Summer Olympics, but eventually began to struggle compared to its rival Fox comedy, New Girl, which ultimately took the top spot over Perry.

Lastly, the political comedy, 1600 Penn, starring Bill Pullman was given a thirteen-episode stint that ended in March and failed to catch on with viewers. President Obama’s former speechwriter, Jon Lovett is a creator and declared on his twitter that, “1600 Penn is a cult classic.”

Comedies aren’t the only shows receiving cancellations. NBC stuck a fork in their response to ABC’s Revenge and canceled Deception, starring Meagan Good. The soapy drama started out strong, but soon lost viewers. Co-star Ttae Donovan has already booked a role in a CBS drama pilot called Hostages. Meanwhile, showrunner Liz Heldens will have another drama on this summer. Camp will begin airing in July and star Rachel Griffiths (Brothers and Sisters, Six Feet Under) on NBC.

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