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NBC will halt production of drama series “Constantine” after its initial 13-episode order, although the show remains a contender for a sophomore season pickup.

The Warner Bros. TV adaptation of the DC Comics property has been airing as a Friday 10 p.m. companion to “Grimm.” Despite the decision to cap season one at 13 segs, execs are encouraged by “Constantine’s” lead-in retention and DVR lift.

Since its Oct. 24 premiere, “Constantine” has averaged a 1.4 rating/5 share in adults 18-49 and 4.5 million total viewers. That’s a respectable number for a Friday series.

Series stars Matt Ryan, Angela Celaya, Harold Perrineau and Charles Halford. Daniel Cerrone is showrunner and exec produces with David S. Goyer and Mark Verheiden.