April 27, 2012

Four episodes into its freshman run, Best Friends Forever has been pulled from the NBC schedule. While the move appears premature, it wasn't completely unexpected.

The series got off to a rough start when it debuted earlier this month in the 8:30pm Wednesday time slot, earning a modest 1.2 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic. Its viewership fell in subsequent episodes to a 0.8 for its last new airing. For comparison, that's less than half the viewers of its 8:00pm lead-in, Betty White's Off Their Rockers. A new episode of Off Their Rockers is slated to air in the 8:30pm slot next week.

Best Friends Forever leaves two already-produced episodes unaired. NBC has yet to announced if or when they will air on the network.

(Source: The Hollywood Reporter)