NBC Dumping Rock Center With Brian Williams

It’s that time of the year when TV shows die and that time of the week when networks try to slip the news that looks worst for them out there: NBC announced late this afternoon that Rock Center With Brian Williams, the more playful vehicle for America’s favorite “your friend’s dad that everyone has a crush on,” is canceled effective June 21. (Or as The Onion ’reported’ last month, “Head of NBC Suddenly Remembers He Meant to Cancel ‘Rock Center’ 8 Weeks Ago.”) “While we’re disappointed with the news, we are very proud of the hard work that the Rock Center team put into the program each week,” said NBC Universal News Group chairman Patricia Fili-Krushel. “Everyone gave their all to bring the most interesting stories to our viewers.” Williams will stick with the Nightly News, while Chelsea Clinton better hope the Today show wants her next interview with a CGI reptile.

Rock Center With Brian Williams Canceled