NBC Yanks ‘Crisis’ and ‘Believe’ From May Sweeps Schedule


NBC Yanks ‘Crisis’ and ‘Believe’ From May Sweeps Schedule


Well, it looks like the Peacock network is going into crisis mode and not believing in two of their newest dramas.

NBC has pulled both series from its schedule and replacing it with a ‘Women of SNL’ special on Sunday, May 18 (the final Sunday of May Sweeps). This isn’t an official cancellation, but fans of both shows shouldn’t get their hopes up, as this news doesn’t bode well for both dramas.

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This past Sunday, both ‘Crisis’ and ‘Believe’ drew a 1.0 among adults 18-49 in the fast nationals. Ever since NBC’s football lineup in January, the network has struggled to keep a successful Sunday night.

Starring Rachael Taylor (‘666 Park Ave’), Gillian Anderson (‘The X-Files’), and Dermot Mulroney (‘New Girl’), among many others, ‘Crisis’ follows Washington D.C.’s elite and the fast-paced world after a group of students get abducted, including the president’s son.

As for ‘Believe,’ which features Jake McLaughlin (‘Crash’) and Kyle MacLachlan (‘Desperate Housewives’), it’s a supernatural drama showcasing a little girl’s (Johnny Sequoyah) gifts (like levitation, telekinesis, controlling nature and seeing into the future). However, those gifts seem to be more of a curse rather than a gift, as a threat is after her powers to control the world.

No word yet if NBC will air the remaining episodes, which is roughly about four for both ‘Crisis’ and ‘Believe,’ but we’ll keep you updated.

- Crisis
- Believe

Written by: akoerner
May 6th, 2014, 5:42 am

Images courtesy of Vivian Zink/NBC


Message Posted On May 16th, 2014, 12:00 pm
OMG....They can't just drop Believe and Crisis without letting me see it thru to the end. We LOVE both shows. It upset me when the shows were off so that Rosemary could have the devil's baby. PLEASE continue Believe and Crisis.

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Message Posted On May 13th, 2014, 3:17 am

I dont really care about either. I wont miss them.


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Message Posted On May 11th, 2014, 8:23 am

Really liked Believe though couldn't stand Touch, not one bit, just wanted to slap that silent boy.

Crisis ? Was following it but won't feel much of a loss.

re: Sweeps - iiuc during this time the Studios sign new contracts with the ad people, thus they want high audience figures so the ad people are willing to pay high $s for the spaces. If the Studios are showing series that are tanking then the ad people won't wanna pay big bucks for those slots. Though I could be wrong. :)


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Message Posted On May 10th, 2014, 1:20 pm

enjoy both series and cannot understand why network cancels programmes in the middle of series they at least should play them out til end of series !!!


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Message Posted On May 8th, 2014, 6:23 pm

I'm not too familiar with the sweeps, can someone please enlighten me, thanks. As both shows here are just 4ep in on Watch & TV3 channels here.


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Message Posted On May 8th, 2014, 2:50 am

I really liked Crisis.I'm interested to see what happens in the end.As for Believe, I'm not surprised it's going down.It had the potential to beat "Touch", instead it seems like it's a poor copy of it!

Networks are Stoopid

Message Posted On May 7th, 2014, 1:35 am
Oh for heaven`s sake - at least put the remaining episodes online or air them overnight... Good or bad, don`t leave the viewers hanging, it`s not very good form to cancel outright.

Message Posted On May 6th, 2014, 9:42 pm
I got really caught up in crisis & if NBC cancels it without showing the end, i am going to be really upset. I won't watch a network that makes us put in all those hours just for nothing without letting us know the end of the story. that is really cheating the audience.

Message Posted On May 6th, 2014, 1:52 pm
Both shows are crap. Neither should have made it past pilot.

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Message Posted On May 6th, 2014, 11:22 am

I watched 4 episodes of both of these shows, and stopped. It appears I made a good decision

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