American Auto, NBC’s second-season comedy, has been canceled.
The second season of the show, which was about a struggling car company, came to an end in April. It was the final scripted show on NBC’s schedule for 2022–23 that was still uncertain; The cancellations of American Auto come a week after those of Young Rock and Grand Crew.
Non-Evil Twin, a comedy pilot from Amber Ruffin, who also stars, and former Black-ish showrunner Kenny Smith, has also been canceled by NBC.
Made by Justin Spitzer (Superstore), American Auto follows a gathering of leaders at a difficult automaker to restore the organization’s personality in an evolving commercial center. Ana Gasteyer, Harriet Dyer, Jon Barinholtz, Humphrey Ker, Michael B. Washington, Tye White and X Mayo star.
American Auto’s second season received a 0.28 rating in the 18-49 age group and an average of about 2 million total viewers, according to Nielsen. That is slightly lower than the Season 1 average of 2.17 million viewers and 0.37 rating.
Next season, NBC will continue to do business with Spitzer: St. Denis Medical, a mockumentary set in a struggling hospital, has been ordered to run as a series by the network. The show, which also stars Wendi McLendon-Covey, David Alan Grier, Allison Tolman, Josh Lawson, Mekki Leeper, and Kahyun Kim, was co-created by Spitzer and Eric Ledgin, who worked together on American Auto and Superstore.
American Auto was produced by Kapital Entertainment, which was owned by Spitzer and Aaron Kaplan and starred Harriet Dyer, Jon Barinholtz, and Ana Gasteyer. It takes place in Detroit, the headquarters of a major American automotive company, where a hapless group of executives tries to rediscover the company’s identity amid a rapidly shifting industry.
The series also features Harriet Dyer, Humphrey Ker, Michael B. Washington, Tye White, and X Mayo. Together with Spitzer Holding Company and Kapital Entertainment, Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, produced the show.
In Non-Evil Twin, Ruffin was supposed to play a woman who is forced to take over for her twin sister as head of a Fortune 500 company despite having no prior knowledge of business or management. The pilot was written by Ruffin and Smith, and Ruffin’s fellow Late Night With Seth Meyers writer Jenny Hagel served as executive producer.
The medical drama Wolf, starring Zachary Quinto, and the murder mystery Murder by the Book, starring Good Girls and Parks and Recreation alum Retta, are the two drama pilots that the network is still considering.
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