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The critically panned series Neighbors, about a couple who move into a community populated by aliens, was moved from Wednesdays to Fridays for its sophomore run. Among adults 18-49, the Jami Gertz and Lenny Venito single-camera vehicle has averaged a 0.9 — down 50 percent from its first-year average and only rising 33 percent when factoring in DVR. The series ranks as ABC’s least-successful Friday show, between sturdy Last Man Standing and ratings hit Shark Tank.
Meanwhile, co-star Toks Olagundoye booked NBC’s Feed Me in second position and showrunner Dan Fogelman already has a new show on the network. ABC on Thursday picked up Fogelman’s high-concept musical fairy-tale comedy Galavant to series.
Olagundoye broke the news Friday morning via Twitter. The move comes as little surprise after Galavant was ordered to series. ABC declined comment; more cancellations, renewals and series orders are expected to come today.
The Neighbors joins freshman comedies Mixology and Trophy Wife in the canceled stack. Returning comedies to the network include rookie The Goldbergs and veterans The Middle and Modern Family. Glavant, meanwhile, joins a roster of new half-hours, including Anthony Anderson‘s Black-ish and Emily Kapnek‘s Selfie, a modern take on My Fair Lady
Suburgatory, starring Jane Levy and Jeremy Sisto, had been a reliable performer off the bench for the network after being bumped to midseason for the first time. Sources told THR that a fourth season of the single-camera entry from Warner Bros. Television was a possibility for another short run and midseason slot after the series rose to a 2.0 among adults under 50 when factoring in DVR.
As for Rebel Wilson vehicle Super Fun Night, redeveloped after CBS passed on the comedy last year, it quietly ended its shortened 17-episode run in February to little fanfare. The series, from Warner Bros. Television and exec producer Conan O’Brien, averaged a 1.8 in the demo with a modest 28 percent uptick in delayed viewing — losing half of its Modern Family lead-in.
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