‘Truth Be Told’ Set Struck Following Episode Order Cut

Less than two weeks after NBC cut the episode order of its fall freshman comedy “Truth Be Told,” the sitcom’s set has been struck.

On Thursday, a photo from the low-rated show’s dismantled set was posted on Twitter, as seen below. The show was scheduled to be in production until late November, but then the network cut the episode order from 13 to 10.

Though the initial episode trimming last month indicated the comedy didn’t have much hope for future life, the current state of the set is yet another sign of cancellation, though NBC declined to comment.

In its first three airings, “Truth Be Told” has averaged a 0.68 rating in adults 18-49 and 2.34 million viewers overall in Nielsen’s “live plus same-day” estimates, making it the lowest-rated of any series on the Big Four networks this fall. Its third episode was up a bit from its second, though, and that night it retained 100% of its demo lead-in from “Undateable.”

The series, created by DJ Nash, follows two couples who are best friends and neighbors, starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Tone Bell, Bresha Webb and Vanessa Lachey.

“Truth Be Told” is one of many freshman series that have been “trimmed” by networks lately, resulting in an overwhelming trend this season. Fox’s “Minority Report,” ABC’s “Blood & Oil” and NBC’s “The Player” have also been reduced from their original orders, shedding light on the new television landscape, which will likely continue to see a revised approach to the standard 13-episode upfront order.

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