NBC has cancelled Perfect Harmony and Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector. The fates of Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, Manifest and Indebted have yet to be decided by the network, according to Deadline.
The freshman season of musical comedy Perfect Harmony started in September and ran for 13 episodes. Created by Lesley Wake Webster (Traffic Light), the show followed Arthur Cochran, played by Bradley Whitford (West Wing), as he went from a Princeton instructor to small-town music director of a church in Kentucky. He sets out to “transform the church’s failing choir through his unorthodox, yet highly effective methods,” via Deadline. Other cast members included Anna Camp (Pitch Perfect), Rizwan Manji (Paterson), Tymberlee Hill (Grey’s Anatomy), Will Greenberg (Workaholics) and Geno Segers (Banshee). The series was executive produced by Webster and Whitford alongside Jason Winer (Modern Family) and Small Dog Picture Company’s Jon Radler (Woman Up), via Deadline.
NBC’s drama Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector, based on Jeffrey Deaver’s book series under the same name, launched in January and ran for 10 episodes. It starred Russell Hornsby (Lincoln Heights) as Lincoln Rhyme, described as a “brilliant but hardheaded forensic criminologist who suffers near-fatal injuries while on the job, leaving him a tetraplegic,” via Deadline. Despite his challenges with paralysis, he works to solve cases remotely. Supporting cast included Arielle Kebbel (Gilmore Girls), Roslyn Ruff (Getting Married), Ramses Jimenez (Vida), Brooke Lyons (2 Broke Girls), Tate Ellington (Quantico), Brian F. O’Byrne (Little Boy Blue), Courtney Grosbeck (The Player) and Michael Imperioli (The Sopranos). The show was written by VJ Boyd (Justified) and Mark Bianculli (The Good Neighbor).
Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist stars Jane Levy (Suburgatory) as Zoey, a woman who can hear people’s deepest thoughts in the form of musical numbers. Skylar Astin (Pitch Perfect) and Alex Newell (Glee) also star in the series. With a “passionate fanbase” and a strong online presence, the potential for a renewal is Extraordinary.
With Melissa Roxburgh (I Still Believe), Josh Dallas (Thor) and Athena Karkanis (Wild Kratts) in the cast, drama-mystery involving a plane crash Manifest is “well-positioned” to return as long as an agreement is reached between NBC and Warner Bros. TV.
However, the freshman family comedy Indebted, starring Adam Pally (The Mindy Project) and Abby Elliott (Odd Mom Out), does not look promising for a renewal. The show follows the young parents Dave, played by Pally and Rebecca, played by Elliott, as they move in with Dave’s parents to save money to pay off financial debts.
Although Perfect Harmony and Lincoln Rhyme are not returning to NBC, both shows can be streamed on Hulu.