The multi-camera workplace comedy series “Ground Floor” has officially been canceled on TBS. The announcement comes after the show aired its second season finale last February 10 (recap here). Read on for more about this new story.
It was TVLine which first broke the news about “Ground Floor’s” cancellation, announcing two weeks prior to the official confirmation from the network. At that time, as reported in Variety and The Hollywood Reporter (THR), the actors were apparently told that they can begin to look for second position jobs, which suggested the fate of the series.
Its lead star, Skylar Astin, who played the financial adviser Brody Moyer, is said to be receiving pilot offers, including a deal that will have him star in an Aaron Kaplan/Dan Fogelman comedy series for ABC. In his Twitter account, the actor said that while he loved playing Brody on “Ground Floor,” there was nothing else he can do about the show’s cancellation.
“Ground Floor” joins other TBS returning comedies that received the ax recently, including “Sullivan & Son,” and “Men at Work.” “Cougar Town,” meanwhile, is on its final season at the network and will bow out of television after six years by spring. The latter, like “Ground Floor,” is also produced by Bill Lawrence.
Lawrence still has one other show to run this year, with “Undateable” on NBC, which will premiere its second season in March. He’s also heading the development of “Rush Hour,” the television adaptation to the Jacky Chan/Chris Rock movie on CBS.
According to reports, the cable network is apparently starting on a clean slate with these cancellations of its returning shows in a bid for edgier original comedies. But TBS is still set to debut new laughers like “Angie Tribeca,” “Buzzy’s” and “Your Family or Mine” this year, and hopes that these shows will make a mark in an already competitive scripted comedy arena.
“Ground Floor” also stars Briga Heelan, John C. McGinley and Rory Scovel. The actors are also reportedly being fielded with pilot offers for the upcoming season from other productions.
Oh wow. Just found out that TBS officially cancelled Ground Floor. Such a shame. I'll always love Brody Carol Moyer. Nothing I can do.
— Skylar Astin (@SkylarAstin) January 31, 2015
— Skylar Astin (@SkylarAstin) February 11, 2015
What do you think? Should TBS have not canceled “Ground Floor” so fast? Will you miss the comedy series?
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