“Go On” Has Not Been Renewed?!

May 31, 2013

Laura Benanti's funny up front tweet
I thought this was funny.

TV week continues on the blog.

I know this is old news, but I haven’t yet been able to share my outrage about it.

Were you or were you not very upset about the canceling of Go On? Honestly, what is happening at NBC? They have (and have practically always had, as far as I know) some of the absolute best television that anyone could ask for.

So, how is it possible that wonderful shows aren’t finding ratings, and are always either getting cancelled, or on the bubble of being cancelled? How many times did we think we were going to lose Parks and Rec and/or 30 Rock?

In all seriousness, can someone please explain to me what is happening?

More importantly, why do great Matthew Perry shows keep getting cancelled? (I won’t argue for Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip here, ’cause a) it’s been too long. b) I don’t feel as passionate about at that one as I do about Go On.)

Knowing that Matthew Perry had two first-season cancelled shows after Friends, I went into Go On not expecting too much, and not necessarily expecting it to go on forever. But, I’m a Matthew Perry fan and will try anything he’s in. So, I watched it. And I’m pretty sure I laughed and cried in the first episode.

I was blown away! I started telling everyone everywhere that they had to watch Go On. And it never disappointed me. I felt we were constantly learning about our characters throughout the season. People were changing and growing. It was wonderful.

I thought the writers did a great job of organically keeping the grief group together while taking them out of the group setting. I thought it was quite possibly one of the most well-written and well-crafted shows currently on television.

Andrew Rannells tweets to Laura Benanti about doing a musical after the cancellation of their show

I really thought that this show was going to have to stick around for at least a few more seasons. How could it not?

And then it was cancelled. And the world cried.

Then Laura Benanti and Andrew Rannells bonded on twitter and the world laughed through tears with them.

I guess I don’t really have much else to say about this (old) news about Go On being cancelled, except that I found it upsetting. Tell me you did too.

I'd love to hear from you! So whaddya say?