Television is about to get a whole lot less funny. NBC is still cleaning house this week and it doesn’t look very good for anyone with a comedy on the network. The Peacock network announced that the Freshman comedies Go On and 1600 Penn were among those shows that have received cancellation notices, according to Entertainment Weekly. The fate of Go On's Tuesday companion The New Normal, starring Tony nominee Andrew Rannells and Justin Bartha, has yet to be decided.
Go On starred Friends alum Matthew Perry as Ryan King, a radio host who enters grief therapy after his wife dies and comes to rely on the assorted oddballs in the group and its well-meaning but inexperienced leader, Lauren, played by Tony winner Laura Benanti. The comedy series 1600 Penn, about a dysfunctional family living in the White House with Tony nominee Josh Gad as the president's hapless eldest son, was canceled by NBC after only 13 episodes.
Almost all of the shows being canceled this year are in their first season. The other shows not coming back (so far) are Up All Night, Guys With Kids, Whitney, Animal Practice, Next Caller and Deception. NBC is set to reveal its schedule on May 12 with its upfront presentation being held on the morning of May 13.