NBC Cancels ‘Kenan’ and ‘The Endgame’

Kenan and The Endgame have been canceled. (Credit: NBC)

It’s game over for The Endgame. NBC canceled the heist drama Thursday after just one season. The network also decided not to move forward with family comedy Kenan.

The Endgame stars Morena Baccarin as criminal mastermind Elena Federova who squares off against FBI special agent Val Turner, played by Ryan Michelle Bathe.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the drama’s demise comes with it averaging a 0.4 rating in the advertiser coveted 18-49 demo.

The Endgame premiered on Feb. 21 and concluded its run on May 2. Critics panned the show for being “too contrived and silly,” and gave it a dismal 33 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The series was created by Nick Wootton and Jake Coburn. Universal TV produced it.

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Meanwhile, NBC decided to cancel Kenan after two seasons. The series stars Saturday Night Live regular Kenan Thompson as a widowed father-of-two who hosts an Atlanta morning show while trying to move on with his life after loss.

The cast includes TV veteran Don Johnson as his father-in-law Rick and SNL comedian Chris Redd as Kenan’s brother Gary. Additional cast members are Kimrie Lewis, Dani Lane, Dannah Lane and Taylor Louderman.

The sitcom debuted with 7.4 million viewers, per THR. But in its second season it averaged only 2.1 million total weekly viewers and a 0.35 demo rating. Kenan is produced by Universal Television in association with Broadway Video. Kenan Thompson, Lorne Michaels, David Caspe, Jackie Clarke, Ken Whittingham and Andrew Singer are executive producers.

NBC also canceled the Ted Danson sitcom Mr. Mayor after two seasons. But the network renewed American Auto, Young Rock and Grand Crew.