NBC Cancels Working the Engels

By Kaitlin Thomas

Aug 20, 2014

There's are no more angles to work for NBC's Working the Engels. The network has canceled the series after one season, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The comedy followed the dysfunctional (and sometimes criminal) Engel family as they attempted to keep their law practice afloat after their patriarch passed away. NBC has yanked the show from its schedule effective immediately, replacing it with new episodes of Welcome to Sweden, which is already renewed for Season 2.

Working the Engels starred Andrea Martin (SCTV, Wag the Dog), Kacey Rohl (Hannibal), Azura Skye (American Horror Story), and Benjamin Arthur (Less Than Kind) and was a Canadian co-production that earned a straight-to-series order in November. Global TV in Canada has also canceled the series, which premiered in Canada in March and ran all 12 episodes.

Will you miss Working the Engels? Or are you still trying to figure out which show we're talking about?

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  • bipity Aug 24, 2014

    It could have been OK - it just needed a different premise, different cast and different writers. Oh, and maybe a cast member related to someone who's actually funny. And subtitles in Swedish couldn't hurt...

  • Glornt Aug 22, 2014

    Andrea Martin deserved better than this.

  • antmorris3511 Aug 21, 2014

    Never heard of it. Good work NBC.

  • hockeyrick Aug 21, 2014

    Shame, really had some funny moments as opposed to, say, Louie that was not funny at all this season.
    Andrea martin is a riot from the ols SCTV days!!

  • prowly Aug 21, 2014

    This actually aired? I've liked Azura since Zoe, Duncan, Jack, and Jane, so I would've given it a shot. Oh well. :-/

  • TQB Aug 21, 2014

    What took them so long? Unwatchable. Yay for Sweden though - that show is quietly very good.

  • Akyriel Aug 20, 2014

    Just curious, is TV.com no longer doing News Briefs to gather all this news in one place? It seems we've not had it in a while.

  • TQB Aug 21, 2014

    I suspect there's not much to tell right now. August and all.

  • dwbaz Aug 20, 2014

    I've been wondering the same thing. Thought it might be temporary while staffers were on vacation or something.

  • Bunnyman Aug 20, 2014

    Gawd I love Andrea Martin so damn much but this show was unwatchable dreck. Edith Prickley, how I miss you.

  • shocker713 Aug 20, 2014

    "What the HELL is going on here, Guy?"

  • wudntulik2know Aug 20, 2014

    OMG, I'll miss ...........................! No, wait, he was from another show. I know, I'll miss..................!

    Guess I never saw it and will never miss it.

    Prediction: 98% of all the new crap slated for next season will fail.

  • txgirl75 Aug 20, 2014

    Never heard of it.

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