NBC is giving out its holiday cheer to anyone and everyone that isn’t behind or apart of the series’ Midnight, Texas and Marlon, both of which have been officially let go by the network. The article I wrote before this one kind of touched on this, but the gist of it is that whether or not you love and follow a show, it is important to be cognizant of the fact these are jobs, and now someone is unemployed. And with it being an uphill battle just to get your foot in the door, its kind of a heavy thought to bare when pondering the impact of someone telling you can no longer be apart of something you’ve been working so hard to build.
That said, I did not follow or watch a single minute of either of these series, and I am not alone in that either. Both shared some mediocre success in the ratings with Midnight, Texas for an average rating of 1.6 million and Marlon thriving in the nugget of 0.8 million viewers. Midnight, Texas, an adaptation of Charlaine Harris’ best-selling trilogy, arrived at its abrupt finale on Dec. 14. Meanwhile, Marlon will continue its second season and finalize with its Dec.28 episode and depart from the network for good.
Marlon is the latest summer series to receive an ax from its network, joining CBS’ Code Black and Salvation in what has been a rough start to the holiday season for these talented men and women.