NBC is avoiding the C-word, but as Hollywood trade press reports, the Peacock network had an option to pick up its freshman series "Journeyman" (about a time traveler played by Kevin McKidd) for a full season of 22 episodes till Tuesday, but they let it lapse - effectively killing the show.
NBC will air the last 2 episodes of "Journeyman" next week - the first airs in the show's regular timeslot on Monday night, and the series finale then airs on Wednesday night at 10:00pm, instead of "Life."
The show has averaged 7.36 million viewers over the past couple of months, but the show's most recent episode pulled in only 5.56 million viewers, losing more than half of the 12+ million viewers who watched its lead-in "Deal Or No Deal."
As far as the other NBC rookie series are concerned - both "Chuck" and "Life" have been renewed for a full season, but the jury is still out on "Bionic Woman" which recently concluded its 8-episode run with a series low of 6 million viewers. The show premiered in September to over 14 million viewers and may be this season's biggest loser.