‘Working the Engels’ Canceled by NBC

Sitcom struggled in ratings throughout summer; ‘Welcome to Sweden’ takes time slot

Last Updated: August 20, 2014 @ 10:39 AM

NBC has canceled freshman sitcom “Working the Engels,” a person with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap.

The series had struggled in the ratings this summer, and was thus pulled from the schedule Wednesday. New episodes of the renewed Amy Poehler-produced “Welcome to Sweden” will take over the previous “Engels” time slot.

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“Engels” debuted July 10 to a 0.7/2 rating in the advertiser-sought 18-49 demographic and 2.8 million viewers. It hovered one-tenth lower — at a 0.6 — through several weeks to end the month.

The comedy followed the titular Engel family, forced to come together when their father — the breadwinner and head of the household — passes away, leaving them in a ton of debt. The family took over his law firm, even though only one family member — daughter Jenna (Kacey Rohl) — was around to practice law.

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NBC co-produced 12 episodes of the single-camera comedy in its first collaboration with a Canadian partner, Halfire-CORE Entertainment, and in partnership with Shaw Media.

The series also starred “SCTV” vet Andrea Martin, Azura Skye and Benjamin Arthur.