It's TV upfronts week, which means networks are canceling shows and ordering new ones for the fall season. NBC is canceling five series, including Eva Longoria's "Telenovela," the live comedy "Undateable," medical drama "Heartbeat," sitcom "Crowded," and thriller "Game of Silence." Aside from "Undateable," all of those shows were freshman series. None of the shows averaged more than 5 million viewers.
The cancellations pave the way for new shows. NBC has already announced a new Dick Wolf spinoff, "Chicago Justice,," as well as an adaptation of the movie "Taken." New comedies include "The Good Place" with Kristen Bell and Ted Danson and "Powerless" from DC Comics.