NBC axes 'Dracula,' still no word on 'Parenthood'

By Kyle Johnson,

NBC added yet another show to the cancelled pile on Saturday after axing freshman horror drama Dracula, while there still hasn't been any movement on Parenthood.

The series, which starred Jonathan Rhys Meyers, never really managed to impress during the show's run. It premiered to decent numbers, a 1.8 in the advertiser-important demographic, and like Hannibal was produced with a lower license fee, reports Deadline.

But the ratings dropped after the premiere, and while they stabilized to around 1.0 before DVR, the network opted to continue with Hannibal and pick up the new series Constantine for Friday nights after mainstay Grimm.

While critically popular, Parenthood has struggled in the ratings, still NBC clearly was interested in bringing the show back in some way for probably one last season. Unfortunately to do so, the network wanted the large cast to take a reduction in guaranteed episodes, down to nine. NBC and the cast had until Friday afternoon to get a deal hammered out, but so far there has been no word.

The peacock network cancelled several shows on Friday, including Believe, Crisis, Community and Revolution.

With the first two shows not returning and Dracula now officially done, NBC is only bringing back two freshman series for the 2014-15 season, The Blacklist and Chicago P.D..



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