Episode-order reductions are the new (soft) cancellations.
NBC has trimmed struggling rookie comedy Truth Be Told‘s Season 1 episode order from 13 to 10, TVLine has confirmed. The move comes after the sitcom’s second episode drew a meager 0.6 demo rating. (TVLine readers gave the show’s Oct. 16 premiere an average grade of “C-.”)
Other freshman series seeing their episode counts cut include Minority Report and Blood & Oil and NBC’s The Player.