NBC has cancelled Powerless after one season, we can confirm. Per sources, the network has opted not to continue the superhero comedy-drama into Season 2.
Powerless to cancellation in the wake of poor ratings, the series has been wiped from the schedule in place of Superstore repeats with immediate effect. See the new schedule below:
04/27/2017 (08:00PM – 08:30PM) (Thursday) : WORD GETS OUT THAT AMY AND HER HUSBAND, ADAM, ARE IN MARRIAGE COUNSELING – DINA KIDNAPS THE WOMEN FOR A “LADIES’ LUNCH”
During the morning meeting, Glenn (Mark McKinney) accidentally tells the employees the real reason Amy (America Ferrera) has been late to work lately. Meanwhile, Dina (Lauren Ash) tries to cheer up Amy by kidnapping her for a “ladies’ lunch.” Jonah (Ben Feldman) and Garrett (Colton Dunn) invent a game to pass the time, tricking Glenn and Mateo (Nico Santos) in the process. Cheyenne (Nichole Bloom) helps Amy take a fearless step with a dramatic new look.
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04/27/2017 (08:30PM – 09:00PM) (Thursday) : CHEYNNE AND BO FINALLY TIE THE KNOT – AMY AND JONAH DODGE RELATIONSHIP RUMORS
It’s Cheyenne (Nichole Bloom) and Bo’s (recurring guest star Johnny Pemberton) dream wedding, but not everything goes according to plan. Meanwhile, relationships unravel as Amy (America Ferrera) and Jonah (Ben Feldman) dodge relationship rumors. Glenn (Mark McKinney) tries to change Jeff’s (recurring guest star Michael Bunin) mind after learning of upcoming layoffs, Dina (Lauren Ash) talks her way into the wedding party and Mateo (Nico Santos) dodges Jeff throughout the wedding. Colton Dunn also stars.
NBC has not yet stated whether the remaining episodes of Season 1 will air at a later date (UPDATE: the network has promised to air the final episodes of the series).
Hudgens killed this.. she’s not a very likable sitcom cast member. She has a voice that seems inherently condescending. (I’m sure she’s a wonderful person, it’s just that odd voice inflection)
It had the potential to be very interesting, but then it turned into yet another dumb office “comedy.” Opportunity squandered…
nooooo\\ … i loved this tv show …this made me real sad
Male 40+ Demographic says
Come on NBC. If this got cut to make way for a smart Tina Fey show, well that would be OK. If you’re only allowed to have one quirky off-beat comedy and it was this or “The Good Place”, well then fork yeah, I’d choose “The Good Place”(btw thank you for not cancelling “The Good Place”). But if you are just planning another Chicago Public Service franchise (Chicago MTA, Chicago Library, Chicago Garbage), just spare us. Those are great for whoever their audience is but you’ve got plenty of those. Some of us just like a fun tv show to take our minds off of the gritty crime/medical/lawyer drama that our world has become. A lot of people like me are at the point where we say “Oh that looks like a good show but I’m not watching it because it’s on NBC and I don’t want to get invested.” That kind of reputation can’t be good for your business can it?
Would you maybe reconsider cancelling “Powerless” if we changed the name to “Chicago Hero Office: Hosted by Steve Harvey and Carson Daily”?
…btw I was mocking the Chicago show formula but I would totally watch “Chicago Garbage” It could be about city sanitation workers and how they solve crimes with the discarded evidence from all of the other shows. Tagline “They always pick up the garbage, but some times they take out the trash” It could be a comedy… starring Venessa Hudgens, Alan Tudyk, and Danny Pudi, and maybe Ron Funches, Christina Kirk and Jennie Pierson, you know, just off the top of my head… Oooh and instead of trash men it could be about a company that makes superhero stuff. Just an idea.