One Big Happy Review: Greater Odds for Cancellation
Bad news for “One Big Happy” fans. NBC’s fresh series is reported to have higher chances of cancellation than renewal. Read on to know why.
Although “One Big Happy” is included in NBC’s top 10 shows for the season, it still has a low rating as compared to other networks’ shows. According to the Renew/Cancel Index of TV by the Numbers from Dec. 29, 2014 to Apr. 19, 2015, the series only generated a 1.01 rating. The lowest-rated show is “A to Z,” which was already canceled, with 0.52 while the highest is “The Blacklist” with 1.47 and already up for renewal.
The Cancellation Bear stated that “One Big Happy” actually has average ratings but low trend. Because of the show’s lack of buzz, the critic concluded that the series would end by May 2015.
Aside from the said review sites, “One Big Happy” also has a low rating from other critics. It only had an 18 percent rating from Rotten Tomatoes and 37 percent from Metacritic. Brian Lowry from Variety stated that with the sitcom’s focus on a polygamous relationship between a straight guy, a lesbian and the other woman, it turned out to be a “a musty sitcom template,” which attempts to be “edgy.”
So far, NBC already canceled “Bad Judge,” “Constantine” and “Allegiance” recently. TV by the Numbers stated that “Marry Me,” “American Odyssey,” “About a Boy” and “State of Affairs” would be canceled for sure.
“One Big Happy” airs every Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. on NBC. It is produced by Very Good Prods. and Warner Bros. Television, directed by Scott Ellis and written by Liz Feldman. Executive producers are Ellen DeGeneres, Jeff Kleeman, Feldman and Ellis.
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