Freshman Comedies 'A to Z' and 'Bad Judge' Canceled by NBC

The network will allow the Thursday comedies to complete its 13-episode order but would not go beyond that.

AceShowbiz - NBC is saying goodbye to its two freshman series. Romantic comedy "A to Z" and legal comedy "Bad Judge" had been canceled, the network announced on Friday, October 31.

Both shows will not be renewed after completing its 13-episode commitment. "A to Z" has shot 11 episodes while "Bad Judge" has shot 10 episodes. Five episodes each have aired. Both shows will remain in their Thursday night timeslots before fading away. Starting February, "The Blacklist" will fill in the Thursday 9/8c hour.

Both comedies were never a juggernaut for the Peacock. "A to Z" opened with 4.75 million viewers and dropped to 2.6 million viewers on most recent episode. "Bad Judge" started off with 5.8 million viewers and dropped to 4 million.

Thursday nights have been problematic for NBC since the exit of "The Office". Last year, the network had to cancel "The Michael J. Fox Show" and "Sean Saves the World".

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