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Deadline is reporting that NBC has pulled Powerless from its schedule, essentially dooming the sitcom to cancellation. Though the DC Comics-backed show had a choice time slot—8:30 p.m. ET on Thursdays, after Superstore—and an all-star cast that included Vanessa Hudgens, Danny Pudi, Alan Tudyk, Ron Funches, and more, it never quite found its mark. Audiences didn’t glom on to the show’s high-concept premise, which focused on a witty gang of Wayne Industries co-workers focused on creating gadgets to protect people from superhero-related damage; the show debuted with a “soft” 1.1 million live viewers (3.1 million, all told) and remained static after that.

Though the show hasn’t been officially cancelled yet, Powerless writer and executive producer Patrick Schmacker tweeted that it seems to just be a matter of time.


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