NBC's 'Powerless' Not Airing Next Two Weeks, EP Says Not Good News

Alexandria Ingham

NBC's Powerless is not going to air for the next two weeks, despite the original schedule. It sparks new rumors and suggestions that the show will be a 2017 casualty. EP Patrick Schumacker tweeted about the bad news to the change of schedule and admitted that it is not good news for the superhero comedy.

This unexpected two-week break led to fans taking to Twitter to share their outrage. They wanted the chance to fall in love with the quirky characters, even if the writing was full of stock one-liners and canned laughter. However, the break was followed by a mix-up in scheduling in Canada, meaning last week's episode "Emergency Punch-Up" was aired in place of "Van v. Emily: Dawn of Justice," again according to Hidden Remote.

Schumacker shared with his followers that the show would be canceled for the next two weeks. He couldn't share more, except to say that he has theories, and it doesn't look good for the program. The kicker, as fans have pointed out, is that there are only two episodes left. Some hope (although are not holding their breath) that NBC will choose to air the final two episodes at a later date.

One of the upcoming episodes has former Batman Adam West. Fans have been dying to see him with the comedic cast, especially considering Powerless is set in the DC universe and Van Wayne is Batman's cousin.

Powerless had a very unique take to the superhero world. After years of serious, teen-aimed dramas on the CW and CBS, including Arrow and Supergirl, NBC opted for a comedic take. Originally the show was about an insurance company dealing with the damage that superheroes cause while saving the city. This was adapted before air to focus on the tech side of things, with a company creating gadgets for superheroes to use. Unfortunately, there has been more focus on the watercooler talk and office politics than the actual gadgets, disappointing some fans.

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