The first syndication casualty of the season got the axe Wednesday, as NBC Universal informed staff of “The Megan Mullally Show” that the series was being canceled.
Production is being shut down immediately and airings of the first-run talk show strip will continue through the end of January in both originals and repeats. The series has been averaging a 0.8 rating this season, tying it for last among all series in the genre.
In a statement, NBCU wrote “We are very proud of the hard work and effort that our staff put into the production of this show. And our host, Megan Mullally, is truly one of the most talented people in our business. We are grateful to have partnered with her on the show and are appreciative for her tireless commitment, effort and dedication to this endeavor.”
Executives at the distributor will be working with stations to find potential programming solutions to fill the hole left by “Megan’s” departure.