More Bad News For The Lacheys

Nov 6, 2015

NBC's new 'Truth Be Told' has stopped production
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It’s been a bad week for Nick and Vanessa Lachey. After Ohio voters Tuesday rejected the legalized marijuana ballot issue promoted by Nick, NBC Universal shut down Vanessa’s “Truth Be Told” new fall sitcom after three telecasts.

Variety says the set was dismantled this week for “Truth Be Told,” which starred Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Tone Bell, Bresha Webb and Lachey as married couples and neighbors.  

Emptying the set means the show is essentially canceled.

I’m not surprised after watching the premiere.

Vanessa Lachey and Mark-Paul Gosselaar played a married couple.
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Production of the sitcom, which debuted Friday Oct. 16 (8:30 p.m., Channel 5, NBC), was scheduled to end later this month.

But after a weak start, NBC cut the initial order from 13 to 10 episodes. “Truth Be Told” is the lowest rated new fall TV series on the four major networks this year, averaging 0.68 rating with viewers ages 18-49 and 2.34 million viewers overall, Variety says.

Also on the verge of cancelation, after having their initial orders reduced: Fox’s “Minority Report,” NBC’s “The Player” and ABC’s “Blood & Oil.”