NBC has pulled the plug on ‘The InBetween’, its freshman supernatural drama. The show debuted in May and played over the summer, but it was the lowest-rated summer series on the network and 7-day delayed viewing was not enough to salvage it. Creator/executive producer Moira Kirland, executive producer Matt Gross and studio Universal TV, where Gross has an overall deal, have already moved on to a new project, ‘Queens’ which CBS scored after a bidding war. ‘Queens’ will feature two female police officers, one an aging veteran, and her new partner, a Millennial.
Harriet Dyer starred on ‘The InBetween’ as Cassie Bedford, a medium who can communicate with the dead, and uses this ability to help her father, Det. Tom Hackett (‘Arrow’s Paul Blackthorne) and his partner, ex-FBI agent Det. Damien Asante (Justin Cornwell). Cornwell was cast to replace Yusuf Gatewood, who had been cast in his role for the pilot. Chad James Buchanan, Anne-Marie Johnson, and Cindy Luna also starred.
Reportedly, the first episode attracted 3.654 million viewers, but quickly lost about 40% of that audience over time.
Perhaps not surprisingly, NBC also canceled its sitcom ‘Abby’s’ and dramas ‘The Village’, and ‘The Enemy Within’, all of which were also mid-season shows. Among its fall freshman shows, NBC has also axed the drama ‘Bluff City Law’ and Kal Penn’s sitcom ‘Sunnyside’. NBC ordered ten episodes of ‘Bluff City Law’ and pulled the plug after only four aired, but reportedly, it plans to air the rest. ‘Sunnyside’ was reportedly the lowest-rated new series on any of the four major networks, but it got a significant bump from delayed viewing. NBC won’t air the rest, but the remaining episodes will be released via NBC.com, the NBC app, and Hulu.
Did you enjoy ‘The InBetween’? Are you sad to see it go?