NBC Cancels “Dracula,” Picks Up Three

The final decisions have been made regarding which shows the various networks plan to cancel or renew, and which new ones they intend to pick up.

At NBC the fate of its last two undecideds – “Parenthood” and “Dracula” – have been sealed. “Parenthood” will be getting a sixth and final season which will serve as a proper conclusion. Similarly, the network’s long-running comedy “Parks and Recreation” will finish up with a seventh and final season sometime early next year.

Meanwhile “Dracula” has been cancelled. The lavishly produced series scored good reviews for its ambitious reinvention of the story – turning it into something more akin to “The Count of Monte Cristo” meets “The Prestige” but with romanticism and throat ripping.

The series was produced under a lower license fee model and had a passionate fanbase. For its Friday timeslot, ratings were consistent but underwhelming.

Part of the reason for the cut though is NBC has issued pick up orders for another three shows. The Will Ferrell-produced “Mission Control” about a female aerospace engineer working for NASA in the 1960s, “One Big Happy” with Elisha Cuthbert and Nick Zano as lesbian/straight male friends who decide to start a family just as he falls for another woman, and the Kate Walsh-led “Bad Judge” about a hard-partying judge who becomes guardian of an eight-year-old.

Meanwhile, over at ABC, two undecideds were the Connie Britton-led “Nashville” and the Tim Allem comedy “Last Man Standing” – both of which have now been officially renewed.

Source: TV Line