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Upfronts 2015-16: NBC Cancels ‘Constantine’, ‘State of Affairs’, Renews ‘Night Shift’ and ‘Laura’

Constantine
Matt Ryan stars in NBC's adaptation of DC Comics "Constantine".

On Friday afternoon, NBC canceled two of its freshman dramas, Constantine and State of Affairs.

Update 5:21 pm EST: Marry Me has been canceled.

Update 5:34 pm EST: About a Boy has been canceled after two seasons.

Update 5:44 pm EST: The network has canceled freshman comedy One Big Happy.

Update May 9, 8:47 am EST: Following their afternoon massacre, NBC did have some good news for a few of its shows. The Night Shift has been renewed for a third season along with Undateable. Following the success of their recent live episode, the next season will consist of 13 live episodes.

Mysteries of Laura was the first renewal from the network’s crop of freshmen dramas to receive a renewal. It’s second season will consist of 13 episodes and according to The Hollywood Reporter, the show will be retooled to focus more on Debra Messing’s character’s life as a cop and less on her home life.

Earlier this year, the network gave renewals to The Biggest Loser, The Blacklist, Celebrity Apprentice, Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., Grimm, Hollywood Game Night, Law & Order: SVU and The Voice.

Parenthood aired its series finale on Jan. 29 and Parks and Recreation ended its run on Feb. 24. A to Z, Bad Judge and Allegiance were canceled earlier this season.

No word yet on the fates of A.D. and American Odyssey. We’ll update this post as soon as new information becomes available.

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Mandy Treccia has served as TVSource Magazine’s Executive Editor since 2016, formerly as Editorial Director from 2012-2016. She is an avid TV watcher and card carrying fan girl prone to sudden bursts of emotion, ranging from extreme excitement to blind rage during her favorite shows and has on more than once occasion considered having a paper bag on hand to get her through some tough TV moments. Her taste in TV tends to rival that of a thirteen-year-old girl, but she’s okay with that. Follow her on Twitter at @SourceMandy.