NBC's Powerless Is Not 'Officially Cancelled'

Despite being pulled from NBC's schedule recently, the superhero sitcom Powerless has not been officially cancelled by the network.

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Hope has not yet been lost for the inhabitants of Charm City, as Powerless has not been officially cancelled by NBC. The network's freshman superhero sitcom debuted to less than super ratings, and the fate of the show seemed sealed when NBC yanked the remaining episodes from the schedule, all but spelling doom. The network later announced it would be airing the remaining episodes, but fans everywhere began mourning the short-lived series, assuming it meant that the show was still officially cancelled.

However, today showrunner Patrick Schumaker took to Twitter with a somewhat-hopeful message, one that inspired several #SavePowerless hashtags among the devoted, if small, fan base. Though things obviously aren't looking great for the show, the plug hasn't been pulled yet.

The message was short, yet sweet; when Schmaker encountered an article saying goodbye to the series, he said that the show is not "officially cancelled." For fans, and critics who saw the writing on the wall, this came as a bit of a surprise, since the series being pulled from the lineup seemed to be a sign of imminent cancellation. However, this news provides somewhat of a reprieve for fans. At least the show isn't cancelled yet.