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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.
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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.
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