NBC’s new Friday night comedy is being cut short. The network has trimmed the episode order for Truth Be Told from thirteen episodes down to ten, TVWise has confirmed.
Production will shut down on Truth Be Told once the tenth episode, which is currently being shot, has been completed. The series will remain in its regular time-slot until all ten episodes of the DJ Nash created comedy have aired.
Truth Be Told follows two diverse couples who are both neighbors and best friends. As they go through life side-by-side, they can’t help but analyze and obsess about everything. From topics like sex and race to the fact that the trusted new babysitter might just be a porn star, nothing is out of bounds for this wildly outspoken foursome. From Universal Television, the comedy stars Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Meaghan Rath, Tone Bell and Bresha Webb.
Originally titled People Are Talking, the comedy series was paired with Undateable on Friday night as the network is looking to program on the night once again and directly compete with ABC’s Friday night comedy block, but it’s not called the “Friday Night Death Slot” for nothing. Truth Be Told has struggled to make much of a dent in the ratings after it premiered to less than 3 million viewers and a 0.7 A18-49 rating.
The networks have been unusually patient this season, opting to trim episode orders as a method of “soft cancellation” rather than outright axing shows and yanking them from the schedule. Truth Be Told is the fourth such series to get its order trimmed in this fashion after ABC cut the episode order for Blood & Oil, NBC cut the episode order for The Player and Fox trimmed the order for feature film reboot Minority Report.