NBC Cancels Midseason Comedy ‘Mission Control’

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Mission Control

NBC is pulling the plug on comedy Mission Control.

The network has cancelled the Krysten Ritter fronted series, which hailed from David Hornsby and NBC’s sister studio Universal Television, ahead of the planned midseason premiere, TVWise has confirmed.

Mission Control was set in the 1960s and examined what happens when a strong woman (Krysten Ritter) butts heads with a macho astronaut in the race to land on the moon. In addition to Ritter, the pilot also starred Tommy Dewey, Michael Rosenbaum, Malcolm Barrett, Jonathan Slavin and Julie Meyer.

As first reported by The Hollywood Reporter, NBC decided not to move forward with project after they ran into some troubles with casting. Michael Rosenbaum exited the show after it went to series and the network had a hard time finding a replacement. That, coupled with a crowded midseason schedule, led to NBC’s decision to pull the plug on Mission Control.

Mission Control becomes the third show, eyed to premiere during the 2014-2015 season, to have been cancelled. Like Mission Control, the other two never made it to air either – with Fox cancelling Hieroglyph and NBC abandoning their plans for the Wizard of Oz themed event series Emerald City long before their planned premieres.