We Believe two new NBC shows may be in a Crisis — as the Peacock network has pulled both from its lineup for Sunday, May 18.
The two freshman dramas were scheduled to air new episodes that night, which falls in May sweeps, a critical month of programming for broadcast networks, but instead, NBC will air a rerun of 2010's The Women of SNL, a special reuniting Saturday Night alums like Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Maya Rudolph.
Believe, co-created by Alfonso Cuaron and starring Johnny Sequoyah, Jake McLaughlin, Delroy Lindo, Kyle MacLachlan, and Jamie Chung, focuses on a young girl with paranormal abilities that make her a target for evildoers. It premiered to an audience of more than 10 million viewers, but it's down to around 4 million as of its ninth episode.
Meanwhile, Crisis, starring Gillian Anderson, Dermot Mulroney, Lance Gross, Rachel Taylor, and more, is a thriller that began with the hijacking of a bus filled with the high-school-aged children of Washington, D.C.'s political heavyweights. It debuted with more than 6 million viewers but is now in the 3 million range.
While NBC hasn't declared the fate for these flagging series, TV by the Numbers declare them "more likely to be canceled than renewed by May 2014." So enjoy them while you can, fans.
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Source: TV by the Numbers