NBC Pulls Best Friends Forever From Its Schedule

By Tim Surette

Apr 30, 2012

Best friends forever, my ass! NBC has totally unfriended the midseason comedy Best Friends Forever, pulling it from the schedule after just four episodes. The sitcom only filmed six episodes in the first place, and NBC has not announced if or when it will air the remaining two episodes. So don't get your hopes up for a magical renewal, because the show is as good as canceled.

The 8:30pm Wednesday-night slot will now go to a new episode of Betty White's Off Their Rockers, which also airs at 8pm. Ouch! Being replaced by an old-person's prank show. Probably not an ideal way to go out.

Like Bent, Best Friends Forever never really stood a chance thanks to wacky scheduling and a seemingly indifferent attitude from the network. Maybe this is the result of Comcast's slow takeover of NBC, maybe it's just poor planning. Who knows?


Best Friends Forever: Will you miss it? Did you even know it was on?


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  • lexacliche May 11, 2012

    The little girl was so sweet, was looking forward to hearing her latest 'hot mouth' quotes each episode. The actors placed their talents in this one with their quirky stunts and seamless chemistry Best Friends Forever was a winner. This comes as a huge shock to me. Maybe you are right, it probably didn't stand a chance.

  • kopeckee May 03, 2012

    Stop watching after 3

  • txgirl75 May 02, 2012

    probably the reason why shows don't make it is because people think well why get attach if it gets cancelled..

  • Fallon21 May 01, 2012

    This show is SO good though!

  • meee223 May 01, 2012

    I just found out about this by checking my "on demand" channel. Too late to watch ep.1, but checked out ep. 2 and I loved it! Was looking forward to seeing more, but guess that won't happen. Too bad. Good show.

  • safibwana May 01, 2012

    My earliest recollection of Best Friends Forever was seeing the headline that it had been pulled from the schedule...

  • jaden84 May 01, 2012

    I forgot this show was even on.

  • dbrahm May 01, 2012

    Thanks NBC, saw it once, needed to be put out of its misery.

  • FilmFanatic May 01, 2012

    I don't even understand why NBC green lighted BFF on the first place. This show wouldn't even survived 10 years ago, a time when tv was so much simpler

  • TrevPlatt May 01, 2012

    I will not miss Best Friends Forever - didn't like the characters - but I will miss bent, which wasn't really that bad.

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