NBC's comedy woes continue. The network has trimmed the episode order for freshman series Truth Be Told, which stars Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Vanessa Lachey, from 13 to 10, according to Variety. The comedy will finish out its run, airing new episodes Fridays at 8:30pm, but after just two episodes, Truth Be Told's ratings are lagging, to say the least—it's averaging just 2.4 million viewers and a 0.66 rating in the adults 18-to-49 demographic. Those numbers make it the lowest-rated series on any of the four major networks so far this fall.
The announcement is just the latest in a growing trend of non-cancellation cancellation notices. This fall, more networks are opting to cut episode orders instead of yanking shows off the air in the middle of their runs. Behind The Player, Truth Be Told is the second NBC series to have its episode order shortened. Fox and ABC also made the same move with Minority Report and Blood & Oil, respectively.
Truth Be Told also stars Tone Bell and Bresha Webb, who appear alongside Gosselaar and Lachey as two married couples who are best friends and neighbors, and don't consider any topic to be conversation taboo.
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