NBC Cancels Whitney and 1600 Penn

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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I believe this means that Bill Pullman is constitutionally barred from playing the President a third time.
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this is my biggest yay of cancellations this year.. whitney is cancelled 2 seasons too late..
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I really liked Whitney season 1. They made too many changes to 2 and I just watched it out of habit so not sad to see it go. Expected 1600 Penn to be canceled. I watched it on HULU and didn't think much of it.
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Whitney was my favourite comedy after 2 Broke Girls. Didn't watch any of the other so-called comedies, because they were all just crap.
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NOOOO! sure 1600 penn was often terribly unfunny but I still liked it to some degree.
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Heh, I can almost picture NBC using lines such as that in advertisements for so many of their shows.
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Terrible shows. #KickingThemWhileThey'reDown
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1600 Penn might have worked had Josh Gad written himself out of the show after the pilot. I like Jenna Elfman, and thought she did a good job with what she had (although she's WAY better in Awkward)
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she's not in Awkward
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Seriously, WHAT TOOK SO LONG?!?
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SERIOUSLY...
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Whitney season 2 was really bad it needed to get chucked! I like whitney but season 2 was just horrible!!!!!!!!

I dont know what the other show is about.. lol thats the whole point!
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Another pirate show? Good, at least it'll be better than the one coming on Starz. :)

Oh and good riddance to both shows. Whitney was truly awful.
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Finally a network that does something that actually makes sense!
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FINALLY! Whitney was the worst. I did like 1600 Penn--well I liked Bruce Campbell on 1600 Penn
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Yay! Death to Whitney! I knew the cancelation of 1600 Penn was coming, but I am still upset. Why NBC did you put a family comedy at 9:30? Why people did you leave the series so early on? Skip's annoyingness got toned down after the first few episodes!
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Man, I hope they put Community out of its misery. I don't hate the show, just that annoyingly overly vocal portion of its fanbase and would like their dreams crushed.
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I'm not a hater of the show either yet I still laughed at this.
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Six seasons, a movie, and two spinoffs.
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I guess it is okay they cancelled Whitney if you wanna Watch comedies that would have made it in the 90's we got TV Land. But i think 1600 Penn was actually a one of the best new comedies this season.
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Oh just stop dicking us around NBC. Just renew Community for two more seasons and a movie already.
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WHOO HOO
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I personally liked Whitney and Guys with kids. Don't really understand all this hatred against these two shows... anw, they are now cancelled.
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Just announce one way or another for Community already, seeing how this season has been really hit and miss(more miss than hit probably) I have no idea how I will feel if it gets cancelled, I just want to know already.
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Justice has been done.
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I will miss 1600 Penn for Jebba Elfman and Robbie Amell.

They also canceled Guys With Kids and Up All Night.

Hopefully this is good news for Go On and New Normal.
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i loved whitney & 1600 penn was growing on me. but the cancellations aren't surprising as network executives are idiots.
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Hey, NBC. How's that 'Broader' comedy strategy working out for you? What? You mean it's actually a stupid decision to actively dumb down your network's comedy? But look how well it worked for 'Up All Night'! You mean it's doing badly too? Who would've thunk it?
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With all the restructuring happening with Up All Night, i'd expect it to go next
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Your words were prophetic.
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They both suck
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*feigns shock*
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Like an enthusiastic Meg Ryan: YES!! YES!! YES!! YES!! YES!!

To each their own & if you happened to like 'Whitney' that was your decision, but that was one of the least funny shows I've ever seen on all of TV.

1600 Penn barely gave me a chuckle per episode so I'm not really all that sad to see it go, either.
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Saving the fate of Community for the very razor's edge, are they? They know what they're doing....the trolls.
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Not that I will miss it, but I did enjoy 1600 Penn, even if it was just because of Jenna Elfman. As for Whitney, it lasted two seasons too long.
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Good riddance. They better not cancel Community today on there season finale
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Whitney lasted way too long.
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Amen.
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even though a lot of people hated it, I actually thought Whitney had some of the funniest moments on TV the past two seasons, I'd have liked some more.. but I'm not heartbroken or anything over it, I mostly liked it for the cast and now they can go to better things.

maybe it's because I don't like Josh Gad, but I never gave a crap about 1600 Penn.
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Bwahahaha! I don't always feel happy when shows fail, but when I do -- I don't have an end to this line, ummmm -- it's for Whitney? Blah, my jokes suck... as if I wrote for Whitney! Zing!
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Finally, Whitney is dead!
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Pleae good news on Community
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