NBC’s sitcom bloodbath continues!
Matthew Perry’s latest show won’t go on. NBC has cancelled “Go On” after one season, it was announced Friday.
The freshman Tuesday night comedy starred the former “Friends” as sports talk radio host Ryan King, who was trying to move on from his wife’s death with the help of a nutty support group.
“Go On” started off strong when it premiered last fall but has since lost steam, dwindling in the ratings from roughly 9 million total viewers in September 2012 to just 2.6 million total viewers in April 2013.
“Go On” joins the growing list of sitcoms that have gotten the axe, as NBC is rumored to be completely revamping its comedy lineup for next season. On Thursday, the network cancelled the struggling sitcoms “Whitney,” “1600 Penn,” “Up All Night” and “Guys with Kids.”
There you have it: The only comedies to survive are Amy Poehler’s “Parks and Recreation,” which was renewed Thursday for a sixth season, and “Community,” which has also been renewed — yes, renewed! — for a fifth season.