Scrubs star’s sitcom canceled after one season

Scrubs star’s sitcom canceled after one season

Scrubs star Donald Faison’s sitcom Extended Family has been canceled by NBC after just one season.

The series was created by Glee star Mike O’Malley, who served as showrunner and one of the executive producers of the 13-episode series, but now, outlets including TVLine have reported that the series will not return not.

Extended Family followed divorced couple Jim (Two and a Half Men’s Jon Cryer) and Julia (Suits’ Abigail Spencer) who both continue to raise their children in the family home, taking turns to see who takes care of them .

Abigail Spencer, Donald Faison, extended family, season 1Abigail Spencer, Donald Faison, extended family, season 1

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The synopsis reads: “Navigating the waters of divorce and sharing children becomes more complicated for Jim when the owner of his favorite sports team (Faison) enters the picture and wins Julia’s heart.”

Also involved in the series were Finn Sweeney (Impeachment: American Crime Story) and Sofia Capanna who played Jim and Julia’s children Jimmy Jr. and Grace, as well as Lenny Clarke (Rescue Me) who played Jim’s father Bobby. .

After receiving a series order in September 2022, Extended Family finally began airing in December.

However, production was disrupted by writers’ and actors’ strikes in Hollywood last year; the show produced six episodes before the strikes, then continued for the final seven episodes after the strikes ended.

Donald Faison, extended family, season 1Donald Faison, extended family, season 1

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In March, after the finale aired, O’Malley spoke to Deadline about what he thought about the sitcom’s chances for renewal.

“We’re optimistic about a second season,” he said, “but I’ve been around long enough to know that 80 million things could happen between now and then.

“I think our ratings have been good. Everyone in our business knows how hard it is to find stories, to write stories, to write episodes. The cast is incredible. We have kids too “Everyone knows how difficult it is to have a cast that feels like family and is good at making sitcoms.”

Meanwhile, NBC has decided to renew some of its other hit shows, with the legal comedy Night Court and the family sitcom Lopez vs. Lopez both returning for a third season.

Extended family broadcast on NBC.

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