October 6th, 2011
04:10 PM ET
The show’s star Hank Azaria confirmed the sad news today via Twitter:
“Thanks to NBC for giving us a shot, thanks to all who watched Free Agents, and thanks to all who worked on the show- we had so much fun!!”
Hank had previously spoken to Entertainment Weekly about his fear of cancellation, but the actor was also hopeful for a full season run. “I’m pretty sure we’ll do 13 of these at least,” Azaria said.
“One of the reasons I came to do this show on NBC was Bob Greenblatt … I think he’s pretty committed to letting this show breathe and find an audience if it needs to and get its sea legs before he does anything drastic. You know, famous last words.”
According to his tweets, Azaria seemed to have an idea the show was in peril. (Since the series premiered last month, viewership had been declining dramatically.) Hank implored viewers to watch the show, even asking for help from fans:
“Watch Free Agents tonight!!,” Hank tweeted Wednesday. “Be part of TV history by saving this funny smart show! Then if you like it call Universal PR at 818 777 3030...”
Repeats of new comedy “Whitney” will replace “Free Agents” in the Wednesday 8:30 p.m. ET time slot.
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