NBC Cancels ‘Free Agents’

by | October 6, 2011 at 1:10 PM | TV News

'Free Agents' (Photo: NBC)

'Free Agents' (Photo: NBC)

Just days after NBC dropped the axed on “The Playboy Club” – the first canceled show of the season, comes bad news for Hank Azaria’s sitcom “Free Agents.”

NBC has canceled the struggling comedy after four episodes, Deadline reports.

“Free Agents,” which stars Hank Azaria and Kathryn Hahn as coworkers diving into an ill-advised relationship, averaged a disappointing 1.0 rating in the 18-49 demo and just 3.3 million viewers in its latest airing last night.

There’s no word on what will replace the show in its time slot Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. ET, but “Whitney” is reportedly a contender to move into that spot once “30 Rock” returns in early 2012.

Aware that his show was in jeopardy, Azaria attempted to mount a Twitter campaign to save the show, to no avail.

On Thursday, Azaria posted a message of thanks, despite the cancellation notice: “Thanks to NBC for giving us a shot, thanks to all who watched ‘Free Agents,’ and thanks to all who worked on the show- we had so much fun!!”

Maybe now that Azaria isn’t a “Free Agent” anymore, he can re-think his perspective on the whole salary hold-out situation that’s threatening his other show, “The Simpsons.”

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