‘Mission Control’ No Longer Launching on NBC

By Rachel Cruz | 3 years ago
‘Mission Control’ No Longer Launching on NBC
January 7, 2008 – 27 Dresses Premiere in Westwood. Wikimedia Commons/Lukeford.Net

NBC has canceled the comedy series “Mission Control” before the show could even premiere. Slated for a midseason run, the network decided to pull the plug on the series and will no longer push forward with it. Find out the full story below.

First published on The Hollywood Reporter, NBC has announced that the 1960s based comedy series has been effectively canceled. According to the report, the show was besieged with casting problems in the beginning, but it did not clarify NBC’s actual reason for ditching the show altogether.

This would be the second show the peacock network has dropped from their new series lineup, following the cancellation of “Emerald City” last August. 

“Mission Control” starred Krysten Ritter as a female aerospace engineer named Dr. Mary Kendricks who leads a group of NASA scientist in the 1960s. Their group intends to send the first man on the moon. Working in a man’s world, Kendricks has to prove herself, especially when one of her test pilots (played by Tommy Dewey) thought she was just one of the secretaries. Tommy Dewey actually took over the role originally intended for Michael Rosenbaum, who left before production started. The show also had Julie Myer and Leah Renee in the cast.

The pilot episode for “Mission Control” was written by David Hornsby (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”), with Adam McKay and Will Ferrell as executive producers under Gary Sanchez Productions. Their team is also behind the NBC comedy series “Bad Judge,” which just launched on Oct. 2, 2014.

NBC still has a few other shows to pick and premiere from their midseason slate, including the “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” from Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, “Mr. Robinson” with Craig Robinson, and “One Big Happy,” which is produced by Ellen DeGeneres.

“Mission Control’s” star Krysten Ritter, however, will not be out of a project as the actress has been actively doing guest spots, most recent of which was on “The Blacklist.” The actress has also sold a comedy series on NBC, according to Deadline.

And that’s the latest news on “Mission Control,” which NBC has decided to drop from their midseason slate before even debuting.

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