When "NBC cancels shows" starts trending, that is usually a sign that some newbies just weren't making their mark in the primetime television slots. According to the USA Today on Oct. 18, 2013, NBC has decided to pull the plugs on both "Ironside" and "Welcome to the Family," while setting premiere dates for other popular shows.
There had actually been some talk that there could be a crossover between Blair Underwood's remake of "Ironside" and "Law & Order: SVU," but that won't ever get the chance of happening now. The final episode of the series will air this Wednesday.
"Ironside" has gotten horrible reviews from critics since its premiere, and it is averaging just six million viewers per episode. It wasn't the worst newcomer by far, though.
New sitcom "Welcome to the Family" was bringing in a mere 2.7 million viewers and it also got the ax from NBC. It has already had its last airing as of this past Thursday.
Reruns and specials of "Parks and Recreation" will take over for "Welcome to the Family" while holiday-themed "Saturday Night Live" specials and episodes of "Dateline" will take over the slot for "Ironside."
NBC did have a little good news though as they revealed that "Community" will return to the air on Jan. 2, 2014. "Chicago PD," a spin-off of "Chicago Fire," has finally gotten a series premiere date as well and it will begin on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at 10:00 p.m. ET.