Things might not be looking so sunny for fans of the new comedy series Sunnyside. NBC has cancelled the show and will air the next seven episodes on digital platforms only, TV Line reports.
Sunnyside, co-created by Kal Penn, follows a councilman and a group of immigrants who are studying to become American citizens. The series premiered last month to the lowest ratings out of all big four broadcast network freshmen series this fall, according to TV Guide.
Starting on October 24, TV Guide reports that Sunnyside’s primetime 9:30 p.m. slot will be replaced with the final season of Will and Grace, originally set to debut early next year.
Sunnyside cast member Joel Kim Booster responded to getting the news on Columbus Day, writing that he felt the time slot had been “colonized.”
According to TV By The Numbers, the sitcom originally slated for 10 episodes will conclude with an extra 11th episode ordered by NBC.
Kal Penn, meanwhile, hasn’t yet ruled out the possibility of continuing with a second season elsewhere. On Tuesday, he said on Twitter that he is searching for a new platform for Sunnyside.
In the Tweet, the co-creator praised Sunnyside’s “funny, heartwarming patriotic,” episodes for making up “the most diverse show on [TV].”
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RE: NBC cancels Sunnside. Will move remaining episodes online: Calling it Columbus Day shows how uneducated you are. Just as well it got cancelled.