NBC cancels shows when the ratings aren't up to par or performing the way they want them to. Entertainment Weekly reports Oct. 18 that the cop drama, "Ironside" will be canceled on NBC as well as "Welcome to the Family." Next Wednesday night, "Ironside" will air it's last episode.
EW reported that only 2.7 million viewers tuned into "Welcome to the Family." It touched on the fact that "Parks and Recreation" is pulling in low numbers with 1.6 million followed by "Sean Saves the World." Those two shows were not part of NBC canceled shows, however.
According to EW, a combination of Dateline episodes and other specials will fill the Wednesday time slot "Ironside" had until Jan. 8 when "Chicago Fire" spin-off, "Chicago P.D." will air during the 10 p.m. hour. The "Welcome to the Family" time slot on Thursdays will be filled with extra episodes of "Parks and Recreation," "The Voice" live and encore episodes, and "The Sound of Music Live" telecast.
Whenever NBC or other networks cancel shows, fans are worried their favorite program will be on the list. It comes down to numbers and profitability in "show business."