Looks like NBC has another definition of "forever" -- the network has benched its new sitcom "Best Friends Forever" indefinitely, according to the show's creators, writers and stars Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham.
The series, which premiered the first week of April, has only aired four of the six episodes ordered and shot for Season 1, leaving two unaired episodes. "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" will air in its Wednesday night timeslot.
"BFFs" is about two best friends, Jessica (St. Clair) and Lennon (Parham), who are navigating life together as they grow up -- which includes Jess moving back in with Lenn and her boyfriend, Joe (Luka Jones), when her husband files for divorce. Fred Savage directed the show's first season.
Lennon Parham first tweeted the news, saying "Best Friends Forever" is "being taken off the air until the summer," but NBC has yet to release any official scheduling plans.
And Jessica St. Clair tweeted a special thank you to fans:
Fred Savage put it a little more bluntly in his Twitter reaction, which also thanked the fans:
The series had a very realistic tone to it, thanks to St. Clair and Parham's improv background and unique writing process, which they detailed when we visited the set. But NBC's odd scheduling didn't help the show, as Mo Ryan pointed out in her review of the series.
NBC declined to comment at this time.
Tell us: Were you digging "Best Friends Forever"? Sad to see it go?
BEFORE YOU GO
How to vote
Vote-by-mail ballot request deadline: Varies by state
For the Nov 3 election: States are making it easier for citizens to vote absentee by mail this year due to the coronavirus. Each state has its own rules for mail-in absentee voting. Visit your state election office website to find out if you can vote by mail.Get more information
In-person early voting dates: Varies by state
Sometimes circumstances make it hard or impossible for you to vote on Election Day. But your state may let you vote during a designated early voting period. You don't need an excuse to vote early. Visit your state election office website to find out whether they offer early voting.My Election Office
General Election: Nov 3, 2020
Polling hours on Election Day: Varies by state/localityMy Polling Place