NBC cancels "Whitney" after two seasons, renews "Parks and Recreation"

The network made major changes to its comedy programming on Thursday

By Prachi Gupta

Published May 9, 2013 9:56PM (EDT)


NBC has (finally) canceled ailing sitcom "Whitney," the two-season comedy series starring frequent "Chelsea Lately" guest Whitney Cummings.

The show opened to 7 million viewers in its premiere two years ago and dropped to 4 million after its first season. The show now brings in less than 3 million.

Rearragning its comedy lineup, Deadline reports that the network has also canceled "Guys With Kids" and sophomore White House comedy "1600 Penn" after their first seasons. "Up All Night," which suffered from a series of departures and formatting changes, has also been axed.

The verdict is still out on "Community," but Amy Poehler's "Parks and Recreation" will stay on for a sixth season.

Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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