Krysten Ritter's Mission Control Cancelled by NBC Before Premiere

Mission Control Cancelled

Houston, NBC has a problem.

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The network has decided not to continue production on its midseason comedy Mission Control, THR reports, which was to star Krysten Ritter (Don’t Trust the B— in Apartment 23) as a strong ’60s woman who clashes with her egotistical astronaut co-worker (The Mindy Project‘s Tommy Dewey).

According to the report, recasting issues are to blame for the cancellation.

And here’s another bummer: Mission Control would have featured a mini Better Off Ted reunion, with Malcolm Barrett and Jonathan Slavin both among the cast.

Are you disappointed that Mission Control won’t be lifting off in 2015? Drop a comment with your thoughts below.

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26 Comments
  1. Ray says:

    How many episodes were in the can?

  2. Phillip says:

    HUGE disappointment. I was really looking forward to watching this show.

  3. espy88 says:

    No Lem and Phil? FUUUUC-

  4. Diz says:

    I don’t think I had even heard of it before this article.

  5. Grey says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever even heard of it.

  6. Eric says:

    Very disappointed, I was looking forward to this one. Hopefully NBC made this decision because they’re happy with how their current comedies are faring; I’d love for shows like A to Z, Marry Me and About A Boy to hang around a bit longer.

  7. Joey Padron says:

    Bummed. I was looking forward to see new show. Hope Kristen will be back on TV soon! She was great on The Blacklist.

  8. hipster says:

    Bring Tommy Dewey back to Mindy Project for cameos.

  9. Brent says:

    Is Krysten Ritter becoming the kiss of death for new series? I know she’s been in the cast of at least a few shows that have lasted longer than 2 seasons, but usually she was added to the cast at a later date and then only lasted 1 or 2 seasons. But it seems that any show where she is a regular cast member from the inception of the show, it just doesn’t last. Is this like a Ted McGinley kiss of death thing?

  10. webly3 says:

    Good move on NBC’s part.

    • Patrick says:

      Yeah. This sounded unwatchable. I love Ritter. She has a great acerbic vibe which is usually comedic gold. But, in this show, it could have veered dangerously close to her being merely a bitter woman. Plus, it wouldn’t have played well to a generation of people that revere that period of American history. Making the guys big dumb idiots who were saved by the bitter woman who never got any credit is a tough sell. I’m not saying it can’t be done, just that it is hard to do well.

  11. Jared says:

    The show would have been cancelled by the end of the season anyway. Love Krysten Ritter though.

  12. That’s disappointing… Krysten Ritter was great in Don’t Trust the B., and I pretty much enjoy her in everything I’ve seen her in, including her recent stint on Blacklist. The premise sounded fun, guess they couldn’t get a proper “liftoff”.

  13. Luis says:

    A mini Better Off Ted reunion? Those ten people must be distruaght

  14. herman1959 says:

    Never heard of it.

  15. Et al says:

    This is understandable with all of NBC’s smash comedy hits currently on the air.

  16. Kristina says:

    Ugh, that girl cannot catch a break! I hope she finds something that sticks, cause she’s too funny to be off TV for long!

  17. Liam T says:

    This is very disappointing I was looking forward to this show.

  18. matty says:

    This makes me sad. Krysten Ritter deserves better.

  19. Ram510 says:

    Typical NBC.
    I would’ve actually watched this show live, oh well

  20. A “BIG UP YOURS” to NBC. Seriously whoever is in charge over there needs to be removed from their position.

  21. Sascha says:

    Krysten Ritter really only does have very bad luck when it comes to her own tv-shows… Maybe she is cursed.

  22. NOOOOO WHYYYY!! I was so looking forward to Krysten!!

  23. tsevca says:

    Looked better than many of those who got aired.