Four weeks ago, NBC quietly debuted Best Friends Forever, a new sitcom that offers another variation on one of this TV season’s most popular themes (female roommates navigate big-city life). Because the show premiered in April and got little promotion or media coverage — this, for example, is the first time EW’s dedicated a post to the series — nobody should have been surprised when the network removed BFF from its schedule a few days ago.
But even though I’m not shocked by the sitcom’s fate — call it a gentleman’s cancellation — I’m still going to mourn its absence from my TV screen tonight. This is the third time this season NBC has canned a solid new comedy. And while I can understand why this trio of low-rated sitcoms all got the boot, I can’t help but think that the network didn’t really give BFF, Bent, or Free Agents much of a chance to succeed.
That’s a huge bummer, especially in Best Friends Forever‘s case. READ FULL STORY