powerless-nbcStatus: Cancelled
Aired: 2017, One Season Totaling 9 Episodes
Network: NBC
Starring: Vanessa Hudgens, Danny Pudi, Alan Tudyk, Christina Kirk
Series Website: www.nbc.com/powerless

Description: In the first comedy series set in the universe of DC Comics, Vanessa Hudgens plays Emily, a spunky young insurance adjuster specializing in regular-people coverage against damage caused by the crime-fighting superheroes. But it’s when she stands up to one of these larger-than-life figures (after an epic battle messes with her commute) that she accidentally becomes a cult “hero” in her own right… even if it’s just to her group of lovably quirky coworkers. Now, while she navigates her normal, everyday life against an explosive backdrop, Emily might just discover that being a hero doesn’t always require superpowers. NBC.com

Why Was it Cancelled? This show got off to a rough start when its premise was changed after the pilot was picked up and instead of dealing with employees of an insurance firm that covers damages caused be superheroes (as in the comic book it is based on), it became a show about a company that invents products to protect people caught up in superhero battles. When it finally made it to the schedule, in a decent enough timeslot with Superstore as its lead-in, it failed to find much of an audience. The debut ratings were actually decent, but it went on a quick downhill slide from there. NBC yanked it from the schedule after its ninth episode aired and officially cancelled it a few weeks later. The remaining three episodes may be made available online at some point and will almost certainly be included in the eventual DVD / Blu-ray release.

Season to Date (StD) Ratings Results:

Air Date Airings Live+SD Rtg StD Avg Tot Vwrs (M) Live+7 Rtg Status
2/2/17 1 1.1 1.1 3.1 n/a Renewal Possible
2/9/17 2 0.80 1.0 2.5 n/a On the Bubble
2/16/17 3 0.80 0.9 2.5 n/a On the Bubble
2/23/17 4 0.70 0.9 2.3 n/a Cancellation Likely
3/2/17 n/a Preempted 0.9 n/a n/a Cancellation Likely
3/9/17 5 0.70 0.8 2.4 n/a Cancellation Likely
3/16/17 n/a Preempted 0.8 n/a n/a Cancellation Likely
3/23/17 n/a Preempted 0.8 n/a n/a Cancellation Likely
3/30/17 6 0.50 0.8 1.8 n/a Cancellation Likely
4/6/17 7 0.60 0.7 2.0 n/a Cancellation Likely
4/13/17 8 0.50 0.7 1.6 n/a Cancellation Likely
4/20/17 9 0.60 0.7 2.0 n/a Cancellation Likely
4/27/17 n/a Preempted 0.7 n/a n/a Cancelled

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