NBC Cancels Whitney and 1600 Penn

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Good news for some shows (I'm looking at you, Parks and Recreation) means bad news for others. And in this case, the "others" are 1600 Penn and Whitney. Neither comedy will be back next season, as NBC has handed them their walking papers. Their pink slips. Their "we don't need you anymore" cards. In plainspeak, they've been canceled, according to all the trades. 

That's two seasons and done for Whitney Cummings' Whitney, a multi-camera comedy that inexplicably stuck around after being panned by critics and the general population. Don't feel bad for Cummings, though, she's still got 2 Broke Girls going at CBS. 

Also moving out of NBC's digs is White House family comedy 1600 Penn, a single-camera sitcom that got off to a rough start in January before eventually picking up a bit. It was too late, though, and the series never really gained any additional viewers.

NBC has not yet made a decision on Community, probably because the network is waiting until we're all asleep to do so. 

So far, NBC has ordered five new series—three new comedies (About a Boy, Sean Saves the World, and Family Guide) and two new dramas (Believe and Crisis). They join the previously straight-to-series orders for comedy The Michael J. Fox Show and pirate drama Crossbones

Will you miss Whitney or 1600 Penn?



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