President Of NBC Entertainment Talks ‘Powerless’ Renewal Chances

NBC’s Powerless, a workplace comedy set in the DC Comics universe, was poised to be one of the fewlight-hearted and comical alternatives to the otherwise predominantly grim DC based projects. However, when the series debuted to low ratings and continued to lose viewers each week, even fans of the show began to lose hope that a second season would be ordered. In an interview with Deadline, President of NBC Entertainment Jennifer Salke discussed the chances of Powerless being renewed in spite of such weak numbers.

Salke expressed support for the series but explained a decision on the show’s future has not been made.

“[Powerless] did not open to the most exciting numbers which was OK because we thought it would be viewed by a digital audience really strongly. We’re still looking at it. I just wish it was performing better, but we haven’t made decisions. We’re going to continue to air it and we’re behind it.”

The series premiered to less than stellar reviews as well and enthusiasm for the series has only diminished. In spite of a few strengths, perhaps the question regarding the show’s future is not as uncertain as it appears.

Powerless airs on Thursday at 8:30 pm ET on NBC. Be sure to check back with Heroic Hollywood after each episode for weekly reviews!

Source: Deadline

Sebastian Peris

Sebastian Peris

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  • Joseph Chaisson

    I’ve been catching it on Hulu… It’s okay, they’re just missing the mark with a really good sit com set in the DC universe. I honestly would seek the help of comedians that love the DC universe like Oswalt.


    That’s unfortunate, cuz it’s a decent show.

  • Darthmanwe

    kill it with fire, there are 500000 lackluster comedy shows in the tv-space as it is.

  • Mark Battisti

    The show just needs more time. Comedies in general need a few episodes to start to click however I think this show started improving mightily with the 2nd episode. Parks and Rec didnt have a good 1st season but was renewed and hit its stride in its 2nd season. Hopefully this show gets renewed.