Wednesday, June 19, 2024

TV: Tonight May Be the End for Dwayne Johnson’s “Young Rock,” and ABC Cancels “The Goldbergs” After 10 Seasons


The TV landscape is changing fast.

Tonight may be the final episode of “Young Rock.” Dwayne Johnson’s comedy about his early years has never caught on with viewers.

This is the end of season 3, which had 1.4 million average per episode. NBC owns the show so they’ve let it drift on, but by now the show is in a headlock. Johnson just thanked fans on Twitter, basically saying goodbye.

Meanwhile ABC is finally burying “The Goldbergs.” George Segal died, Jeff Garlin left, no one really knew the show was still on. But since those two events there was zero need to watch it. I guess “The Goldbergs” will rattle into syndication as a cure for insomnia. They treated Garlin very badly, Good riddance.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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