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

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

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.)