NBC has cut a trio of freshman series.
“Abby’s,” “The Enemy Within” and “The Village” have all been canceled after only a single season on the network.
The former is multicamera comedy which starred Natalie Morales in the title role, as a woman who ran a bar in her backyard. The series, which has only aired seven episodes to date, actually utilized the gimmick of being shot outdoors instead of on a soundstage, the first to do so. Morales was the first-ever female Cuban lead in the format.
The regulars at Abby’s bar, and therefore on the show, included Neil Flynn, Jessica Chaffin, Kimia Behpoornia and Leonard Ouzts. The show came from Josh Malmuth, who was showrunner, and executive producers Michael Schur and David Miner. “Abby’s” was produced by Universal Television, Fremulon, Waila Inc. and 3 Arts Entertainment.
It is averaging 1.7 million total live viewers and a 0.42 in the key 18-49 demographic across its run so far.
“The Village” revolved around the characters who lived in an apartment building in New York. Bonded deeper than average neighbors, they created a “found family” that helped each other through relationship struggles, cancer diagnoses and returns from war.
Sarah (Michaela McManus) was a nurse and single mom raising a creative teen about to be a mother herself (Grace Van Dien); Gabe (Daren Kagasoff) was a young law student who brought his grandfather (Dominic Chianese) in to love with him; Ava (Moran Atias) struggled to secure the future of her young, U.S.-born son when ICE comes knocking but received some help from her cop neighbor (Jerod Haynes); Nick (Warren Christine) was a veteran who returned from war and into the building where his ex lived; and the heart and soul of the building, Ron (Frankie Faison) and Patricia (Lorraine Toussaint) were challenged by her cancer returning.
Mike Daniels served as showrunner, and Jessica Rhoades also executive produced. “The Village” was produced by Universal Television and 6107 Productions.
“The Village” averaged a 0.66 rating and 4.1 million total viewers across its 10-episode run.
Meanwhile “The Enemy Within” was a “character-based psychological thriller,” the series which centered on Erica Shepherd (Jennifer Carpenter), a brilliant former CIA operative, now known as one of the most notorious traitors in recent American history serving life in a Supermax prison.
Against every fiber of his being but with nowhere else to turn, FBI Agent Will Keaton (Morris Chestnut) enlisted Shepherd to help track down a fiercely dangerous and elusive criminal she knew all too well. While Shepherd and Keaton had different motivations for bringing the enemy to justice, they both knew that to catch a spy they must think like one.
The cast also included Raza Jaffrey, Kelli Garner, Cassandra Freeman and Noah Mills. The series finale aired on May 20.
“The Enemy Within” was created by Ken Woodruff, who executive produced alongside Matt Corman, Chris Ord and Charles Beeson. The show was produced by Universal Television. Ratings-wise, it averaged a 0.74 rating and 4.4 million total live viewers.