TBS cancels 'Wedding Band'

Bad news for fans of TBS' latest foray into original comedy, "Wedding Band."

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.

What do you think about this series getting the axe?

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Written by: kyleiam
Jan 22nd, 2013, 5:22 pm

Images courtesy of TBS


Message Posted On Apr 15th, 2013, 12:36 pm
Nooooo! I was waiting for episode "Birthday Party" where I was twisted up a bunch of balloon art and painted faces for the episode. Oh rats!!!!! Carmen Tellez CharmandHappy com Los Angeles

Message Posted On Apr 4th, 2013, 9:37 am
Yea, loved Glory Daze and this, both got cancelled and we're left with things like the new girl, Happy endings and Big Bang Theory, two of which are just an attempt at a friends remake and BBT is just past it now, wasn't that great to begin with

Message Posted On Mar 31st, 2013, 10:14 am
What a surprise, a show is not an instant hit after 1 episode so lets cancel it. Perhaps they will realise shows need to grow when no one watches anything until it has been renewed for at least it's third season. Untill that time you are not going to get money from advertisers as viewing figures fall. I had just found this show and had already told friends about it. Hey ho, here's hoping you careers get killed as quickly as your shows. Asshats

Message Posted On Feb 26th, 2013, 7:16 am
Too bad, the show was great

Message Posted On Feb 4th, 2013, 12:38 pm
great and wery good show, funny and something without politiks, terrorists, war, csi & co. I like it from the first second but unfortunately the show ended before people start to realize that the stuff is great.

Message Posted On Jan 28th, 2013, 2:12 pm
saw it coming a mile off something genuinely funny and enjoyable

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Message Posted On Jan 23rd, 2013, 10:59 pm

I started watching this with very low expectations, unfortunatley I really started to enjoy it, and now it's being canceled. So much for originality.


Message Posted On Jan 23rd, 2013, 10:36 am
Great sadness filled my heart. TBS previously cancelled similarly themed hour-long dramedy Glory Daze. Was excellent too.

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Message Posted On Jan 22nd, 2013, 7:08 pm


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