NBC Cancels ‘Young Rock’ After Three Seasons

Young Rock (Credit: NBC)

NBC has pulled the plug on Young Rock after three seasons.

The network announced the cancellation in a press release Friday.

Young Rock centered on real-life movie star and professional wrestler, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. The series was narrated and executive produced by Johnson himself.

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The sitcom followed different chapters of Johnson’s life, from growing up in a strong and resilient family, to being surrounded by the wild characters of his professional wrestling family, to playing football at the University of Miami.

The cast included Johnson, Joseph Lee Anderson, Stacey Leilua, Adrian Groulx, Bradley Constant, Uli Latukefu, Ana Tuisila, Fasitua Amosa and John Tui.

The series premiered in 2021, and ran for 37 episodes.

But the ratings fell in season 3, according to Deadline. The show averaged 1.4 million viewers and a 0.25 rating in the key 18-49 demographic in its third season. That’s compared to 2.23 million viewers and a 0.39 demo rating in season 2.

Season 3, episode 13 titled “False Ceilings” was the last episode and aired on Feb. 24, 2023. It found Dwayne’s Hollywood prospects on the upswing, as the Johnsons reflected on how far they’d come.

Young Rock was produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, Seven Bucks Productions and Fierce Baby Productions.

In addition to Young Rock, NBC canceled Grand Crew on Friday after two seasons.

The network ordered new comedy series St. Denis Medical about an underfunded, understaffed Oregon hospital. David Alan Grier stars alongside Wendi McClendon-Covey, Allison Tolman, Josh Lawson, Mekki Leeper and Kahyun Kim.