Bad news for fans of TBS' latest foray into original comedy, "Wedding Band."
The cable network has opted to formally cancel the new series, ranked by TV Rage's own Adam J. Langton as one of his top ten new shows of 2012.
The new series, featuring Brian Austin Green ("Beverly Hills 90210"), Harrold Perrineau ("Lost"), Peter Cambor ("NCIS: Los Angeles"), and Derek Miller ("Secret Girlfriend") as four affable band members trying to chart their own path through life, garnered some strong reviews but somewhat lackluster ratings. Working off the strong lead-in of reruns of "The Big Bang Theory," the hour-long dramedy drew 1.845 million viewers in its debut, which gradually dwindled to 1.4 million viewers in its most recent episode.
The long term prospects for the series were evidently pretty dire from before it even debuted in November in TBS' Saturday 10pm timeslot. The Superstation had developed the series as part of its effort to change programming strategies to more hour-long comedies and drama series. After "Wedding Band" and "Franklin & Bash" (which quickly moved to TNT) were put into the development stages, the network reverted back to focusing on half-hour programming rather abruptly, with both of their new series "Men At Work" and "Sullivan & Son" renewed for sophomore seasons. Consequently, the hour-long "Wedding Band" was a square peg in a round hole at the network, and without stellar ratings or another cable network coming to its rescue, it was unlikely to be find renewal.
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