To the surprise of almost no one, NBC on Friday canceled two of its lowest-rated new fall series, "Ironside" and "Welcome to the Family."
"Ironside" was a remake of the classic Raymond Burr series about a disabled detective, this time starring Blair Underwood. "Welcome to the Family" was NBC's stab at making a "Modern Family" clone about two blended, multi-ethnic clans.
Until January, NBC will replace "Ironside" in the 10 p.m. Wednesday slot with a mix of "Dateline" crime packages and holiday specials. "Chicago P.D.," a spin-off of "Chicago Fire," will take over on Jan. 8.
"Parks and Recreation," the comedy that airs at 8 p.m. Thursday, will expand to fill the entire hour, including the 8:30 slot that "Welcome to the Family" occupied. In January, "Community" will return at 8, followed by "Parks and Recreation."