NBC Renews “The Night Shift”, CW Announces Cancellation

imagesSix episodes through its eight episode first season, NBC has handed a second season renewal to summer drama The Night Shift.

The series, which was originally supposed to debut in the spring, has done okay behind America’s Got Talent on Tuesday nights.  The Night Shift slipped to a 1.2 demo just a few weeks back, but has recovered nicely and put up a 1.4 demo this past week.  Through those six episodes, The Night Shift has averaged a solid 6.71 million viewers.

The medical drama was renewed for a fourteen episode second season, with a return date yet to be announced (although a summer date is expected).

Artwork-for-Famous-in-12_event_mainIn addition, The CW has made a change to its summer schedule.  TMZ-backed Famous in 12 has been pulled from the schedule after only five low-rated episodes.  The series followed a family trying to become famous in twelve weeks, with the help of social media.  Famous in 12 debuted to a meager 610,000 viewers, with its most recent episode notching a mere 470,000 viewers (and an 0.2 demo).

No official replacement has yet been announced, but for at least the foreseeable future, repeats of Arrow will fill the timeslot.