NBC has cancelled freshman drama The Village, it was confirmed today.
Though the series gained buzz during last upfronts season, likely due to its faint similarity to This Is Us, it received tepid reviews prior to its March debut and generated little interest in any ratings measure. To top it off, the series cycled through three different time slots within a handful of episodes, a rough ask for any new show, much less one that’s on shaky ratings ground already.
From Mike Daniels (Sons of Anarchy), The Village followed the interconnected residents of a Brooklyn apartment building as they dealt with love, life, death, parenting, and aging. Storylines included a nurse raising a creative teenager, a law student who gains a much older and unexpected roommate, and a veteran dealing with life after war.
Starring the likes of Lorraine Touissant (Orange is the New Black), Darren Kagasoff (The Secret Life of the American Teenager), Dominic Chianese (The Sopranos), Warren Christie (Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce), and Grace Van Dien (Greenhouse Academy), the series finale of The Village aired Tuesday, May 21st on NBC.