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NBC's Comedy 'Best Friends Forever' Taken Off Schedule Indefinitely

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NBC benches "Best Friends Forever"

Looks like NBC has another definition of "forever" -- the network has benched its new sitcom "Best Friends Forever" indefinitely, according to the show's creators, writers and stars Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham.

The series, which premiered the first week of April, has only aired four of the six episodes ordered and shot for Season 1, leaving two unaired episodes. "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" will air in its Wednesday night timeslot.

"BFFs" is about two best friends, Jessica (St. Clair) and Lennon (Parham), who are navigating life together as they grow up -- which includes Jess moving back in with Lenn and her boyfriend, Joe (Luka Jones), when her husband files for divorce. Fred Savage directed the show's first season.

Lennon Parham first tweeted the news, saying "Best Friends Forever" is "being taken off the air until the summer," but NBC has yet to release any official scheduling plans.


Lennon Parham
BFF Fans: Wanted to let you know that our show is being taken off the air until the summer. Hoping to post ep 5 & 6 online asap. We love u.

And Jessica St. Clair tweeted a special thank you to fans:


Jessica St. Clair
BFF fans: and I are so in love with each and every one of u - your support of the show means so much to us.

Fred Savage put it a little more bluntly in his Twitter reaction, which also thanked the fans:


Fred Savage
BFF is no more! Thank you for watching and for all your great tweets about how much you loved the show! It meant a lot.

The series had a very realistic tone to it, thanks to St. Clair and Parham's improv background and unique writing process, which they detailed when we visited the set. But NBC's odd scheduling didn't help the show, as Mo Ryan pointed out in her review of the series.

NBC declined to comment at this time.

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