NBC canceled shows 2013: ’Ironside’ ’Welcome to the Family’ canceled

Looks like Welcome to the Family’s welcome to the NBC family was temporary. Very temporary.

NBC has canceled the freshman comedy, starring Glee’s Mike O’Malley as a suburban dad trying to cope with his college-age daughter’s unplanned pregnancy, just three weeks into its run and pulled the series from its schedule.

Welcome to the Family - Season 1

Here’s what to watch for in Family‘s Thursday night 8pm time slot:

  • Oct. 24: encore episode of The Voice
  • Oct. 31: SNL Halloween special
  • Nov. 7: new episode of The Voice
  • Nov. 14: back-to-back new episodes of Parks and Recreation
  • Nov. 21: back-to-back new episodes of Parks and Recreation
  • Nov. 28: Sunday Night Football’s Thanksgiving game
  • Dec. 5: The Sound of Music Live starring Carrie Underwood
  • Dec. 12: Premiere of Mark Burnett-produced Season 3 of The Sing-Off
  • Dec. 19: The Sing-Off

On January 2, Community returns with back-to-back episodes.

Ironside - Season 1NBC also canceled its modern take on the classic Raymond Burr cop series Ironside, starring Blair Underwood as the wheelchair-bound detective, airing one last episode this Wednesday at 10pm ET/PT before filling the time slot with the following:

  • Oct. 30: Season premiere encore of Law & Order: SVU
  • Nov. 6: new episode of Dateline
  • Nov. 13: new episode of Dateline
  • Nov. 20: new episode of Dateline
  • Nov. 27: SNL Thanksgiving special
  • Dec. 4: SNL Christmas special (begins at 9pm ET/PT)
  • Dec. 11: Kelly Clarkson Christmas special
  • Dec. 18: Michael Buble Christmas special

On Jan. 8, 2014, Chicago P.D. — spin-off of the network’s Dick Wolf-helmed hit Chicago Fire — will take over the slot.

Will you miss Welcome to the Family? Ironside? What new NBC series is currently your favorite? The next to be canceled? Let us know in the comments section below.

Welcome to the Family photo by Art Streiber/NBC
Ironside photo by Vivian Zink/NBC


  1. I do not know u cancelled Ironside. It was getting 2 b interesting. Blair Underwood is a great actor. Give a show at least a season 2 c how it is received. U cannot tell by a couple of episodes. give ppl a chance 2 get into the show. U MADE A MISTAKE TAKING IT OFF. U networks should check out with ur audience, b4 cancelling a show.

  2. I too don’t understand why u would cancel Ironside.
    It is a great show u didn’t even it a chance. Very
    wrong choice u made a great mictake. U need to bring
    it back Sorry i had to let u know about this. AJ

  3. Ironside was a great show! Can’t believe NBC cancelled it. Terrible decision. I will be watching other networks as Ironside was the only show I watched on NBC.

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