NBC announced Thursday the freshman comedy “will conclude” in December.
While stopping short of calling the move a “cancellation” — networks are rather reluctant to use that word nowadays — a schedule release heavily hints at its fate. NBC noted the show “was always intended as a 13-episode season because a pair of upcoming comedies still need to be scheduled (Abby’s, A.P. Bio) and will conclude in December.” The network added that “a decision on [I Feel Bad‘s] future will be determined at a later date.”
Of course, if a comedy is a hit, broadcast networks tend to find room for more episodes, regardless of any initial plans. I Feel Bad stars Sarayu Blue as “a wife, mother, and career woman who ‘feels bad’ when she deviates from her own standards of perfection while trying to ‘have it all.'”
The comedy has struggled on Thursday nights, typically ranking as the lowest-rated show in NBC’s two-hour comedy block. The most recent episode had 2.3 million viewers and a 0.6 rating among adults 18-49.