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‘American Auto’ gets NBC’s ax after two seasons

‘American Auto’ gets NBC’s ax after two seasons

American caris the latest bubble TV series to get the ax from NBC.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the network opted out of renewing the show after its second season. The news comes about a week after NBCUniversal also canceled “Young Rock” and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s “Grand Crew,” which was also in its second season.

NBC Cancels Workplace Comedy ‘American Auto’ After Second Season

The workplace comedy followed a struggling automotive comedy. The show wrapped up its second season, which will also be its last, earlier in April. The show was the final bubble series on NBC’s 2022-2023 schedule that had no decision yet after NBC decided not to renew “Young Rock” and “Grand Crew.” The show ran for 23 episodes in total.

Additionally, THR reports that NBC opted out of picking up its latest comedy pilot, “Non-Evil Twin,” for a series order. The show is from Amber Ruffin and “Black-ish” showrunner Kenny Smith. Ruffin also starred in the comedy pilot.

“American Auto” was created by Justin Spitzer of “Superstore” fame. It features a group of automaker executives struggling to reestablish the company’s identity in a changing market. The series starred Ana Gasteyer (“Saturday Night Live”), Harriet Dyer, Jon Barinholtz, Humphrey Ker, Michael B. Washington, Tye White and X Mayo.

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THR notes that the show averaged 2.32 million viewers and a 0.35 rating in the key ratings demo for adults ages 18-49 over seven days of viewing (not including streaming views) for his last season. Viewership dropped 15%, and the key demo’s ratings dropped 30% from the first season.

While “American Auto” has been canceled, NBC has given a series order to Spitzer’s new show, “St. Denis Medical,” which is slated to debut next season.

“St. Denis Medical” is a mockumentary series set in a struggling hospital. The show is co-created by Spitzer and Eric Ledgin, who previously collaborated on “American Auto” and “Superstore.” featured Wendi McLendon-Covey (“The Goldbergs”, “Reno 911”, “Elemental”), David Alan Grier (“Blankman”, “In Living Color”), Allison Tolman, Josh Lawson, Mekki Leeper and Kahyun Kim.


Other NBC comedies that have managed to survive for next season include the new revival/reboot of “Night Court” and “Lopez vs. Lopez.”

Another new comedy joining NBC’s 2023-2024 season is “Extended Family” starring Jon Cryer. THR also reports that “Night Court” and “Extended Family” will have new episodes in the fall despite the Writers Guild of America’s (WGA) ongoing strike against the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) over from “Night Court”. to continue production after the end of its first season and “Extended Family” to film its off-cycle first season.

The WGA strike against the AMPTP is still ongoing and is currently in its second month.

Two shows still awaiting decisions from NBC are the “Wolf” drama pilots and an untitled murder mystery show. “Wolf” is a medical drama starring Zachary Quinto (“Star Trek,” “24,” “American Horror Story”). The murder mystery show was previously titled “Murder by the Book” and featured “Parks and Recreation” veteran Retta.

The first two seasons of “American Auto” are still available to stream on Peacock.

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