NBC has pulled the plug on freshman tentpole drama "My Own Worst Enemy" and returning sophomore series "Lipstick Jungle," says The Hollywood Reporter.
The cancellations come after both shows dropped to new ratings lows in recent weeks, with the Christian Slater action series sinking to a 1.8 among adults 18-49 (4.3 million viewers) on Monday and "Jungle" falling to a 1.2 (3.3 million viewers) on Friday.
"Enemy" is now shooting its ninth -- and final -- episode. "Lipstick" has shot all 13 of its initial order. Both are produced by Universal Media Studios.
It was only a matter of time before this happened. The minute they banished Lipstick Jungle to Friday I knew it was a goner. As of My Own Worst Enemy, it was too complicated a show to follow. The writers spent too much time getting into the psyche of Christian Slater's character, and less on him being a spy. A spy series is supposed to have a lot of action and cool things going on (with a little intensity thrown in the mix). Why do you think the Bond series, the Bourne films and 24 are so successful?