9:51am PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Constantine' to End Run With 13 Episodes
NBC is clearing space for its midseason drama inventory.
The network has halted production on freshman DC Comics take Constantine after its initial 13-episode run, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The series from exec producer David Goyer and Warner Bros. Television remains in contention for a second season.
See more Faces of Fall 2014
The network will air Constantine's full run on Fridays at 10 p.m. and likely slot either Hannibal or one of its fellow freshman dramas in the post-Grimm slot.
NBC has been struggling to find a companion for Grimm for the past few seasons. Other series that have come and gone in the slot include Dracula and Crossbones, both of which were canceled after one-season runs.
So far this season, Constantine is averaging 4.5 million total viewers and a 1.4 rating among the advertiser-coveted adults 18-49 metric, off from Grimm's 6.3 million and 1.8, respectively.
This season, NBC has handed out only one back-nine order (the Debra Messing drama The Mysteries of Laura) and one partial (the Casey Wilson comedy Marry Me). Rookie comedies A to Z and Bad Judge will also complete their 13-episode runs before being pulled from the schedule.
Constantine was one of three DC Comics-based series to join the schedule this season. Fellow rookies Gotham (Fox) and Flash (The CW) both received full-season commitments from their respective networks.