×

NBC Cancels ‘Abby’s,’ ‘The Enemy Within’ and ‘The Village’

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.

More TV

  • Kian Lawley Starring in Finnish Comedy

    Kian Lawley, Katherine C. Hughes Starring in Finnish Comedy 'Perfect Commando'

    Kian Lawley, who was dropped from movie “The Hate U Give” last year after a video resurfaced of him that included racist comments, has landed a starring role alongside Katherine C. Hughes (“Blue Bloods”) in the Finnish comedy “Perfect Commando.” The series is the latest original for Elisa Viihde’s Aitio streaming service, and will be [...]

  • Chris Hardwick Aziz Ansari MeToo Comeback

    Aziz Ansari, Chris Hardwick's Reemergence Complicate the #MeToo Conversation

    Aziz Ansari’s new Netflix stand-up special “Right Now” marks the comedian’s return to the spotlight more than a year after being publicly accused of sexual impropriety, an allegation that has proved to be divisive, fueling discussions about what is considered consent and what constitutes sexual assault. His isn’t the only redemptive arc forming at the [...]

  • Jenji Kohan with two-time Emmy winner

    Inside 'Orange Is the New Black's' Unlikely Journey to Become Netflix's Most-Watched Original

    Before “Netflix and chill” entered the cultural lexicon, before the streaming platform won its first Emmy, before it started inking deals with major showrunners, Netflix in the early 2010s was testing out a hypothesis about the public’s appetite for premium-quality television shows on the internet. It had recently recovered from the Qwikster debacle — an [...]

  • John Malone

    Liberty Global and Vodafone's $21.5 Billion Cable Deal Cleared by European Authorities

    The European Commission has approved Vodafone’s $21.5 billion deal for a raft of Liberty Global assets in Europe, with conditions attached. The commission had investigated the deal on the grounds that it could reduce competition and lead to higher prices for consumers. It concluded, however, that the deal could go ahead with conditions. These include [...]

  • Harlots

    ITV Takes Majority Stake in ‘Harlots’ Producer Monumental Television

    ITV Studios now has a controlling stake in Monumental Television, the production company that makes Hulu series “Harlots” and that was founded by Oscar-nominated film producers Alison Owen and Debra Hayward. ITV first bought into the company in 2015 and has upped its stake from 26% to 51%. Julian Bellamy, managing director of ITV Studios, [...]

  • Fremantle Owner RTL Group Forms New

    Fremantle Owner RTL Group Forms New Unscripted Formats Unit

    RTL has created a new unit that will work up unscripted formats exclusively for broadcasters and streaming services in the group. Fremantle, which is a major force in unscripted, is part of the RTL Group, and makes shows for RTL and third parties. The new Format Creation Group will develop ideas exclusively for in-house outlets. [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content