NBC Cancels 'Ironside' and 'Welcome to the Family,' Schedules 'Community' and 'Chicago P.D.'




Three weeks into their (very poorly rated) freshman seasons, NBC has dropped the cancellation ax on both 'Ironside' and 'Welcome to the Family.' 'Ironside' starred Blair Underwood as the titular character, a policeman that is confined to a wheelchair following a shooting. The show is a remake of the classic Raymond Burr series of the same name, which originally aired in the 1960s.


Welcome to the Family


'Welcome to the Family' is a single camera comedy starring Mike O'Malley ('Glee,' 'Yes Dear') and Mary McCormack ('In Plain Sight,' 'The West Wing') as the heads of the Yoder family, who are hit with a major culture clash when their daughter Molly (Ella Rae Peck) marries a Latino man named Junior Hernandez (Joey Haro). The two families struggle to get along, but do their best to make it work for the baby that Molly and Junior are now expecting.




'Ironside' will air one more episode before leaving the schedule. 'Family' is done effective immediately. Beginning Oct. 30, various repeats and specials will fill 'Ironside's former 10 p.m. Wednesdays slot until 'Chicago P.D.' premieres on Jan. 8. 'P.D.' is a police-based spin-off of popular sophomore drama 'Chicago Fire.' Other assorted specials, sports, and 'Parks & Recreation' episodes will take over 'Family's now vacated Thursdays 8 p.m. slot, up until the fifth season of 'Community' premieres on Jan. 2. The cult sitcom will return that night with two all new episodes.

Did 'Ironside' and/or 'Welcome to the Family' deserve more of a chance to succeed?

- Chicago P.D.
- Ironside (2013)
- Welcome To The Family
- Community

Written by: msd85
Oct 18th, 2013, 3:01 pm

Images courtesy of NBC


Message Posted On Apr 17th, 2014, 11:39 am
LOL waist? that's your middle mate, the word you want is waste.

Message Posted On Apr 17th, 2014, 11:36 am
mike1616 Sense is just that it never ever had a c in it. ROFLMAO

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Message Posted On Feb 5th, 2014, 10:44 am

If only they would bring back Ironside, I was enjoying that. such a shame it never finished the season.


Message Posted On Feb 5th, 2014, 10:34 am
I was enjoying Ironside, I can't believe thats its been pulled after only 4 episodes, to let it run its course would have been the way to go!

Message Posted On Feb 5th, 2014, 10:30 am
Bring back Ironside... I was enjoying that.... it would have been better if they had let the season run, then decide if there was to be a season 2 ?

Message Posted On Dec 15th, 2013, 11:01 am
I think Ironside would have been more entertaining if it had Samuel L. Jackson cast as Ironside. ;P

Message Posted On Oct 31st, 2013, 10:15 pm
Bring back welcome to the family it was really good!!!!!!

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Message Posted On Oct 28th, 2013, 2:33 am

Ironside tried to hard to have 1 episode with 2 story lines each time. There was the current investigation and the flash back story, that seemed to be relevant to the current one is some way. Too much to make propper scence of each episode.


As for Welcome to the Family, HAAAAAaaa haaaa haaa haarrrrr. :-)

This was a great show that just didn't appeal to to everyone. It's a pitty that they won't simply play the remaining episodes insteaad of putting in filler programs, a complete waist of time. :-(

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Message Posted On Oct 22nd, 2013, 1:28 am
I loved Welcome to the Family! It was awesome! BRING IT BACK!

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Message Posted On Oct 20th, 2013, 8:47 am

I didn't know either show had even premiered but it does seem odd that if NBC doesn't have anything to immediately fill the slot and they're just going to air 'whatever', they should just keep the shows on until they do. Perhaps they'd actually gain an audience.

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