'Go On' canceled as NBC comedy purge continues

go-on-finale-urned-run.JPGNBC's house-cleaning at its comedy division continues: First-year series "Go On" has been canceled.

As things stand now, only one of the 11 comedies NBC aired this season, "Parks and Recreation," will return in 2013-14. The fates of "Community" and "Go On's" Tuesday companion "The New Normal" have yet to be decided.

"Go On" starred Matthew Perry as Ryan King, a radio host who enters grief therapy after his wife dies and comes to rely on the assorted oddballs in the group and its well-meaning but underqualified leader, Lauren ( Laura Benanti). Julie White, John Cho, Tyler James Williams, Suzy Nakamura and Brett Gelman also starred.

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The show debuted to solid ratings last fall with "The Voice" as a lead-in but fell off drastically when the singing competition went on hiatus during the winter. "Go On" rebounded some when "The Voice" returned in March, but a two-week run to close the season on Thursday nights didn't sustain that momentum.

NBC has picked up five new comedies thus far in advance of unveiling its full 2013-14 lineup on Sunday (May 12).
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