9:55am PT by Lesley Goldberg, Etan Vlessing
NBC's 'Working the Engels' Canceled
NBC's Working the Engels will not move forward.
The Canadian family comedy, starring Andrea Martin and Kacey Rohl, has been canceled after one season, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The co-production through former NBC exec Marc Graboff's joint venture Halfire-CORE Entertainment marked the first sitcom collaboration between a U.S. and Canadian broadcaster. The comedy, written and created by Katie and Jane Ford, was picked up straight to series in November.
Engels launched on NBC in July to 2.7 million total viewers and has slipped in subsequent weeks. NBC on Wednesday yanked the series from its schedule, replacing it with new episodes of the already renewed Welcome to Sweden.
In Canada, Global TV canceled Working the Engels. The Shaw Media network in a statement said the "numbers were not strong enough to warrant a second season" of the Canadian sitcom. Working the Engels debuted on March 12 on Global TV, and all 12 episodes of the rookie season aired here.
Halfire-CORE launched last year as a lower-budget scripted programming venture between Graboff's Core Media and Norren Halpern's Halfire Entertainment. Both companies produced in association with Canada's Shaw Media.