You know how people say you see a bright light before you die? It's sort of the same thing with TV shows. Just before they get cancelled, they will see that the series is suddenly missing from its usually-scheduled spot in the line-up.
While the studio hasn't said anything official, Powerless is now missing from the Thursday night line-up. Instead, an episode of Superstore is scheduled in its place.
While the final buzzer has yet to sound, the damage seems irreversible at this point. It looks like Powerless is down for the count.
The series had a shaky start out of the gate. Originally, Powerless was supposed to be about an insurance firm that handled claims based on superhero encounters. After undergoing late, and extensive, re-shoots, the series turned into a tale about the R&D team at Wayne Enterprises.
Powerless debuted to some pretty soft ratings in its first episode, and viewership has gone down in each week since. Based on the numbers, the cancellation announcement has been expected for some time.
Look for NBC to officially cancel Powerless very soon.
In a world where humanity must cope with the collateral damage of Super Heroes and Super-Villains, Emily Locke (Vanessa Hudgens) begins her first day as Director of Research & Development for Wayne Security, a subsidiary of Wayne Enterprises that specializes in products that make defenseless bystanders feel a little safer. Full of confidence and big ideas, Emily quickly learns that her expectations far exceed those of her new boss (Alan Tudyk) and officemates, so it will be up to her to lead the team toward their full potential and the realization that you don't need superpowers to be a hero.
Danny Pudi, Christina Kirk and Ron Funches also star.
Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker, Len Goldstein, Marc Buckland and Dean Lorey are executive producers of "Powerless." Buckland served as the director of the pilot. The series is produced by Warner Bros. Television and is based on the characters from DC.
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