NBC has pulled the plug on The Paul Reiser Show. Network sources confirm to The Futon Critic that the sitcom has been axed after two very low-rated outings.
Repeats of The Office will reportedly fill the Thursday 8:30/7:30c time slot for the remaining four weeks of this TV season.
Viewers proved that they were not in fact mad about the former stand-up comic’s latest endeavor, hitting it where it hurts — in the ratings. The show’s second episode this week barely registered a pulse.
The saddest part about all of this: NBC had chosen to yank the finally-finding-its-funny Perfect Couples to make room for Reiser earlier this month. Wonder if this means we’ll see the long-shelved Friends with Benefits — or Becki Newton’s Loves Bites — in the not-so-distant future? (Love Bites‘ Greg Grunberg is long overdue for an appearance on my TV — Felicity reruns excluded.)
What say you about NBC axing The Paul Reiser Show so soon? Were you digging it? Or are you happy to see it go?