NBC, 1600 PENN
Another freshman NBC series may be facing the axe.
After today's announcement that they had officially cancelled Do No Harm after two episodes, the network also confirmed that the low-rating 1600 Penn will not be airing next week.
NBC has replaced the February 14 episode of the political comedy, starring Bill Pullman and Jenna Elfman, with a new installment of its departing series THE OFFICE. The February 21 episode is still slated to air as normal for now.
The show has continued to drop in the ratings since its premiere on December 17. Last night's episode marked the series' lowest-rated to date.
On 1600 PENN, President Dale Gilchrist (Pullman) is trying to perform the important duties of his job while also doing right by his family -- not an easy task when his place of work just happens to be the Oval Office. First Son Skip (Josh Gad, star of Broadway sensation "The Book of Mormon," "21") is one of the administration's biggest liabilities and his clumsy attempts to earn his father's respect often go awry. Yet, despite his many well-intentioned yet misguided efforts, he is the glue that holds this family together.
Stepmom Emily (Elfman) is desperately trying to win over the affections of the kids -- including overachieving daughter Becca (Martha MacIsaac, "Superbad"), who is facing her first lapse of judgment, and Xander (Benjamin Stockham, "Sons of Tucson") and Marigold (Amara Miller, "The Descendants") -- but the brood somehow manages to stay one step ahead of Emily.
Always in the president's corner is Marshall Malloy (Andre Holland, "Friends with Benefits"), the savvy and loyAl White House Press Secretary, whose biggest challenge is cleaning up after the Gilchrists.
The family comedy comes from Emmy Award-winning executive producer/director Jason Winer ("Modern Family"), Jon Lovett (former White House speechwriter) and Gad. Executive producers are Winer, Gad, Lovett and Mike Royce ("Men of a Certain Age," "Everybody Loves Raymond"). "1600 Penn" is produced by 20th Century Fox.