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NBC Pulls Remaining ‘Powerless’ Episodes

NBC has pulled the remaining three episodes of ratings-challenged new comedy Powerless from its Thursday night schedule. Superstore will replace Powerless in the 8:30 p.m. slot.

Vanessa Hudgens stars in the workplace comedy, set in the DC Comics world, playing the new director of research and development for Wayne Security.

Danny Pudi, Christina Kirk, Alan Tudyk and Ron Funches are also in the cast.

The show started off at 1.1 in viewers 18-49 but has been pulling 0.6s more recently. 

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.