Why Fox and NBC Have Already Canceled 3 Shows This Season – Even With Nothing on the Bench

Why Fox and NBC Have Already Canceled 3 Shows This Season – Even With Nothing on the Bench
In the past week, we got our first casualties of the 2020-21 broadcast television season: Fox has canceled “Filthy Rich” and “Next,” and NBC banished the remainder of “Connecting…” Season 1 to its streaming service Peacock. Considering this is a weekly TV ratings column, you probably guessed what went wrong here with those freshman shows. It’s not unprecedented to get a cancellation or two this early in the fall TV season (just ask Kal Penn), but seeing three early casualties in an already rerun-heavy environment feels grim — especially when you consider how little is waiting in the wings, original programming-wise, for any of the broadcast networks with all the pandemic-related production delays. Also Read: Ratings: 'The Masked Singer' Beats Ongoing Election Coverage on Broadcast Rivals Over the course of its first five episodes, Kim Cattrall drama “Filthy Rich” has averaged a 0.44 rating among adults 18-49 — which is the
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