NBC Kicks The Paul Reiser Show to the Curb

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?