Co-creator Jon Lovett tweeted, confirming the news that "1600 Penn" has been canceled:
It's official. 1600 Penn is a cult classic.
— Jon Lovett (@jonlovett) May 9, 2013
"1600 Penn" writer Dan Hernandez replied:
I've always wanted to be in a cult. RT @jonlovett: It's official. 1600 Penn is a cult classic.
— Dan Hernandez (@CubanMissileDH) May 9, 2013
Showrunner and stars Jenna Elfman, Josh Gad and Adam Shapiro also tweeted about "1600 Penn" being canceled:
Yesterday happy day, today sad day. Not unexpected but we made some good shows and well, it's too bad more people didn't see them. #1600Penn
— Mike Royce (@MikeRoyce) May 9, 2013
Thanks to the rad fans of 1600 Penn. Unfortunately, NBC didn't renew it. We had an AMAZING & FULFILLING time making it. Onward & UPWARD! xo
— Jenna Elfman (@JennaElfman) May 9, 2013
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) May 9, 2013
I love you #1600Penn! It was an honor to work with such an outrageously talented, smart, funny, and generous cast and crew. Thank you all...
— Adam Shapiro (@adamshapiro) May 9, 2013
NBC's decision to cancel "1600 Penn" comes as no surprise.
Starring Bill Pullman and Elfman as the president and his first lady, and "Book of Mormon" alum Gad as the President's hapless son Skip, the White House sitcom premiered to almost 7 million viewers back in December, but continued to fall in the ratings during its first season's 13-episode order.
Rounding out NBC's struggling Thursday night comedy block, "1600 Penn" hit series lows of 1.89 million viewers for its last two episodes that aired in March.
NBC has previously canceled "Animal Practice," "Do No Harm," "Ready For Love" and "Deception." In addition, two long-standing comedies -- "30 Rock" and "The Office" -- ended their run in the 2012-2013 season.