‘Go On’ Canceled by NBC

'Go On' Canceled by NBC

Matthew Perry comedy ended its first season in April

NBC has canceled the Matthew Perry sitcom "Go On."

The series, which starred Perry as a sports talk radio host who joins a grief support group following the death of his wife, premiered last September (after a special preview the following month during the Olympics) and aired its Season One finale on April 11, drawing a disappointing 1.1 rating/3 share in the adults 18-49 demographic.  

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By contrast, the official "Go On" premiere in September, airing after the NBC powerhouse "The Voice," drew a 3.4/9.

This marks the second short-lived series in a row for former "Friends" star Perry, whose ABC comedy "Mister Sunshine" was canceled shortly after its 2011 premiere.The Aaron Sorkin-created series "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip," which starred Perry and Amanda Peet and premiered on NBC in 2006, also ran for just one season.

Also on Friday, the network canceled its news program "Rock Center With Brian Williams," and passed on the pilot for an untitled comedy starring stand-up comedian John Mulaney, which would have been loosely based on Mulaney's life. Lorne Michaels was among the executive producers on the project.