Huffpost TV

'Awake' Canceled: NBC Pulls Plug On Drama, 'Best Friends Forever,' 'Are You There Chelsea?' And 'Bent'

Posted: Updated:
NBC has canceled
NBC has canceled "Awake."

NBC has canceled "Awake," according to TVLine. The Kyle Killen-created drama got the axe from the Peacock network, as well as "Bent," "Are You There Chelsea?" and "Best Friends Forever." The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed the cancellations.

The cancellation news comes hot on the heels of NBC renewing "30 Rock," "Parenthood," "Community," "Parks & Recreation," "Whitney," "Up All Night" and "Fashion Star."

NBC already ordered second seasons of "Smash" and "Grimm" and previously canceled 2011-2012 newbies "The Firm," "Prime Suspect, "Free Agents" and "The Playboy Club."

"Awake" starred Jason Isaacs as a police officer living in two realities, one where his wife is alive and not his son after a deadly accident, and one where it's his son who survived. He used clues from each reality to solve various crimes. The series debuted to about 6 million viewers, but has slipped to just over 2 million in recent airings.

NBC only ordered six episodes each of "Bent" and "Best Friends Forever." The network burned all of "Bent" off within three weeks by showing two episodes a night. "Best Friends Forever" debuted to decent numbers for the network -- about 4 million viewers -- after "Betty White's Off Their Rockers." However, NBC pulled the series after airing four episodes. The last two episodes are set to air on Fri., June 1 at 8 p.m. ET.

"Are You There Chelsea?" was based on Chelsea Handler's book "Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea" and co-starred the E! host. Laura Prepon played the title role. The series debuted to more than 6 million viewers and ended its run with just over 3 million.

Click through the slideshow below to find out the fate of your other favorite shows.

Close
2012 Renewal Index: Canceled, Safe and on the Bubble Shows
of
Share
Tweet
Advertisement
Share this
close
Current Slide

Around the Web

'Best Friends Forever' canceled as NBC replaces final episodes with ...

'Best Friends Forever' Returning To NBC On June 1

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

Awake: 5 Reasons Why Viewers Need to Open Their Eyes and Watch This Great Series

NBC shows: Which will be canceled?