NBC Cancels ‘Working the Engels’
The Canadian import “Working the Engels,” which debuted on NBC last July 10, 2014, has been pulled off its schedule effective immediately. Read on to know more about this development.
“Working the Engels” first aired on Canada’s Global TV and became the first collaboration between a network from the United States and a Canadian broadcaster. The comedy series was picked up by NBC last November, along with another import, “Welcome to Sweden.”
When “Working the Engels” premiered in July, it earned a total of 2.7 million viewers, which was quite decent for summer programming. But as the weeks went on, its ratings have slipped, prompting the network to pull the series off its schedule. The show aired its last episode on NBC on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. The network will air back-to-back episodes of “Welcome to Sweden” to replace the time slot vacated by “Working the Engels,” which originally has 12 episodes for airing.
Created and written by Katie Ford and Jane Ford, the series is about a family who manages a law firm. When the patriarch died, the Engels then have to deal with debts and keeping their business in operation. The show stars Andrea Martin, Azure Skye, Kacey Rohl and Benjamin Arthur. The series is produced by Halfire-CORE, which only launched in 2013, and is backed by Shaw Media in Canada.
Meanwhile, Global TV has reportedly not picked up “Working the Engels” for a second season, citing that its ratings were not strong enough for to warrant a sophomore offering.
“Working the Engels” is one of many other original scripted shows NBC has picked for its summer slate, along with “Undateable,” “The Night Shift” and “Welcome to Sweden.” These three shows have already received their second season renewals for next summer, leaving the Engels at the backburner.
And that’s the word on the Canadian series, “Working the Engels,” which has officially been cancelled by NBC. In place of its remaining timeslot, back-to-back episodes of the Swedish-American import “Welcome to Sweden” will be airing effective immediately.
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