The drama will not return for Season 2.
March 4, 2022
Reports are out that NBC has cancelled Ordinary Joe after one season. The drama wrapped its freshman run in January, airing 13 episodes that garnered a mixed critical reception and ended up as one of the network's lowest-rated new series of the season.
In the show, Joe Kimbreau's college graduation leaves him with an important decision that will affect the rest of his life. Three parallel stories diverge from that night showing the different outcomes that find Joe and the people around him with different relationships, careers, and family lives. Some things change in unexpected way, while others stay the same. But there is really no correct choice, and Joe's life is still exciting, challenging, and unpredictable on every path.
03/13/22 at 11:59pm
Nice idea, but far too complicated. Yeah, I know each storyline was color coded, but I still spent too much time trying to remember who was doing what in each timeline. It's bad enough keeping track of each series characters, but this one series required three times the effort I normally put in. You can't blame them for trying to cash in with a series similar to "This Is Us", but they went over the top.
I'll bet the walls in the writer's room was plastered with timelines and details from each story.
03/10/22 at 10:52am
This marks the cancellation of another awesome and intellect stimulating series. I enjoyed every episode of this series, and its cancellation is yet another example of the 'dumbing down' of America. I guess trying to distinguish between three primary colors was too much of a challenge for so many of today's simpletons, who not only want their television shows 'pre-chewed' for them, but 'pre-digested' as well...
03/08/22 at 07:02pm
For the people who said they couldn't tell one timeline from another - they were color coded! Green when Joe is a nurse, Blue when he is a cop, and Orange when he is a rock star. The background colors, clothing, furniture, etc. If you didn't get that at the beginning there was no point in watching it
03/07/22 at 05:56am
Perhaps there should have been a 4th timeline.
03/06/22 at 09:34pm
I'm very disappointed they canceled Ordinary Joe. Why even get invested into a good show when they turn around and cancel them. The stations need to get their s t together. Can't give consistent showing of the shows and then they cancel them. Terrible programming. Very discouraging and disappointing. Not a happy customer.
03/06/22 at 04:48pm
I’m bummed!!! I loved that show!!!
03/05/22 at 12:55pm
Let 3 unanswered questions. At times it was hard to keep track of which Joe was which. If it wasn’t for the beard & glasses.
03/05/22 at 09:36am
Can’t have a show “backing the blue”? What do you call Blue Bloods?
03/05/22 at 03:32am
Lots of funny comments and theories on this site but the idea that NBC cancelled a show with terrible ratings and high production costs that nobody watched just for “backing the blue” is a new one. Guess someone forgot to cancel Law & Order and Chicago P.D.
Not sure why nobody on this site understands that shows get cancelled if the ratings are low. Do we blame the networks for not promoting the show? Do we blame the viewers for not tuning in? I can’t answer that but it shouldn’t be a surprise that a show with low ratings got cancelled.
03/05/22 at 01:00am
You needed to have more than a 10 min attention span to get this show. As most networks pitch their shows to brain-dead teens this show, unfortunately, didn’t stand a chance. I enjoyed watching 3 lives play out at the same time and will miss it!
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