NBC Cancels ‘Ironside,’ ‘Welcome to the Family’

“Community” return and “Chicago Fire” spinoff set for January

Last Updated: July 10, 2014 @ 8:37 PM

NBC has canceled drama “Ironside” and comedy “Welcome to the Family.”

The network also announced that Dick Wolf’s “Chicago P.D.,” the spin-off of “Chicago Fire,” will premiere on Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 10/9c. Plus, the return date for “Community” with creator Dan Harmon back at the helm will be Thursday, Jan. 2 at 8/7c with back-to-back episodes.

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The final episode of “Ironside” will air next Wednesday. NBC will replace the Blair Underwood drama with original episodes of “Dateline” and the “Saturday Night Live” holiday-themed specials and holiday music specials starring Kelly Clarkson and Michael Buble.

On Thursdays, NBC will replace “Welcome to the Family” with back-to-back new episodes of “Parks and Recreation,” specials such as “SNL Halloween,” a previously-announced edition of “The Voice” and “The Sound of Music Live!” broadcast starring Carrie Underwood. In December, “The Sing-Off” (with “The Voice’s” Mark Burnett now producing) moves into the time period for two weeks.

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This past Wednesday’s “Ironside” at 10/9c earned a 1.1/3 rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic, a 15 percent drop week-to-week from its debut, and 5.2 million total viewers. Meanwhile on Thursday at 8:30/7:30c, “Welcome to the Family” received a 0.9/3 and 2.5 million viewers — losing a quarter of the viewers from its lead-in, “Parks and Rec.”

See below for the Wednesday at 10/9c timeslot offerings:

Oct. 30: “Law & Order: SVU” (encore of season premiere)

Nov. 6: “Dateline” (original)

Nov. 13: “Dateline” (original)

Nov. 20: “Dateline” (original)

Nov. 27: “SNL Thanksgiving”

Dec. 4: “SNL Christmas” (9-11 p.m.)

Dec. 11: Kelly Clarkson Christmas Special

Dec. 18: Michael Buble Christmas Special

Jan. 8, 2014: Premiere of “Chicago P.D.”

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See below for Thursday 8/7c timeslot offerings:

Oct. 24: “The Voice” (encore)

Oct. 31: “SNL Halloween”

Nov. 7: “The Voice” (live)

Nov. 14: “Parks and Recreation” (back-to-back new episodes)

Nov. 21: “Parks and Recreation” (back-to-back new episodes)

Nov. 28: “Sunday Night Football” Thanksgiving game

Dec. 5: “The Sound of Music Live” telecast

Dec. 12: “The Sing-Off”

Dec. 19: “The Sing-Off”

Jan. 2, 2014: Season premiere of “Community” (back-to-back episodes)

Jan. 9: 100th episode of “Parks and Recreation” (8:30 p.m.)

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