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I Can Do That renewed but not being produced

I Can Do That renewed but not being produced
Nicole Scherzinger and Alan Ritchson on I Can Do That, which NBC renewed but has now put on hold. (Photo by Tyler Golden/NBC)

In early July, NBC renewed I Can Do That for a second season. But I’ve learned from production sources that season two is not being actively produced. While the celebrity reality series has not been officially cancelled, it is not moving forward, either. One person described it as “on hold,” though when and if it will ever emerge from limbo is unclear.

What happened over the month since the renewal? Those I spoke to didn’t know, but did point out that it was a surprisingly expensive show, and also required some commitment from its celebrity participants. Still, why renew it and then decide to not go back into production? (Have insight or information? Let me know.)

In the press release about season two, NBC noted the show beat ABC and CBS every single week among viewers 18 to 49. It benefited, of course, from having the summer’s top show, America’s Got Talent, as its lead-in.

However, that release did not say when the eight-episode second season would air, or if it’d be held for summer again. The plan was to go into production again right away.

The first season filmed last spring, concluding on April 10, and then aired for six episodes starting in late May. It was a show I looked forward to watching each week, a little padded but mostly engaging as the cast attempted various kinds of performances that were outside of their areas of expertise.

Although the celebrity talent wasn’t exactly A-list, all six people—Cheryl Burke, Ciara, Jeff Dye, Joe Jonas, Alan Ritchson, and Nicole Scherziner—were totally game to have fun, challenge themselves, engage in friendly competition, and look silly.

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