NBC cancels 2 low-rated new series

NBC says it’s cancelling two freshman shows, Ironside and Welcome to the Family. Ironside, starring Blair Underwood in an updated version of the Raymond Burr police drama, will air its final episode on Wednesday after four episodes.

NBC says it’s cancelling two freshman shows, Ironside and Welcome to the Family.

Ironside, starring Blair Underwood in an updated version of the Raymond Burr police drama, will air its final episode on Wednesday after four episodes.

Welcome to the Family, a Thursday night comedy about a young couple’s unplanned pregnancy, won’t have a chance to say goodbye. Its last airing was last week.

Replacing the cancelled series will be a mix of shows.

including episodes of “Dateline” and “Saturday Night Live” holiday-themed specials, NBC said.

“Parks and Recreation” episodes and specials will fill in for the departed “Welcome to the Family,” the network said Friday.