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NBC Drops DC Comics-Based Powerless from Thursday Lineup

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NBC Drops DC Comics-Based Powerless from Thursday Lineup

NBC has quietly removed “Powerless,” the DC Comics-based sitcom, from it’s Tuesday night lineup.

While there’s been no official announcement regarding the scheduling change, nor the future of the show, the network has released a revised schedule for this week that doesn’t include “Powerless.” The comedy is also missing from the schedule on the NBC website.

An episode titled “No Consequence Day” was originally scheduled to air this week, followed May 4 by “Win, Luthor, Draw.” NBC’s revised schedule has replaced the superhero sitcom with an episode of “Superstore.”

RELATED: What NBC’s Powerless Gets Right About Comedy (and Superheroes)

The comedy premiered in February to not-so-super ratings, and has seen on a steady decline with each episode. Though the show dug deep into classic DC Comics continuity for its jokes, and hinged greatly on its association with Batman by way of being set in a Wayne Enterprises-owned company, it never managed to click with viewers in a significant way.

When renewals for a number of comics-based series were recently announced, “Powerless” was conspicuous in its absence, and industry analysts doubt the series will return for the 2018-19 season. Other series, including Fox’s “Gotham” and ABC’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” are also in limbo regarding future seasons, though both shows are expected to be renewed.

“Powerless” stars Vanessa Hudgens, Danny Pudi, Christina Kirk, Ron Funches and Alan Tudyk.

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