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NBC Cancels 2 Reality Series, Including LA Fire & Rescue

It’ll be a game-filled summer for NBC, but a busy Olympics schedule won’t leave room for two of the Peacock’s reality series: LA Fire and Rescue and Hot Wheels: Ultimate Challenge have both been cancelled, our sister site Deadline reported Monday.

LA Fire and Rescue gave viewers unprecedented access to the inner workings of the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Premiering in May of last year, “the series documents real calls and real drama while giving faces to the passionate firefighters who risk their lives in the name of service,” reads its official description. “These real-life heroes and their compelling stories are told alongside the unpredictable dangers they face on the front lines of life and death.”

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NBC also hit the brakes on Hot Wheels, a series where superfans face off in transforming an ordinary vehicle into an extraordinary Hot Wheels showstopper. “Working alongside a team of automotive magicians known as ‘The Car Pool,’ the two superfans will create their designs in high-tech, decked-out garages,” reads the description. “The winner of each episode will take home $25,000 and the chance to get into the finale where three lucky finalists will transform another car in hopes of winning a legendary prize — an additional $50,000 and the honor of having their design made into an official Hot Wheels die-cast car.”

Rutledge Wood (Top Gear US, Floor Is Lava) served as host and one of the show’s judges. Ford designer Dalal Elsheikh and Hoonigan’s Hertrech “Hert” Eugene Jr. also judged. The series premiered June 21, 2023.

Will you miss one of these cancelled shows or are you happy to make room on your DVR for some Olympics action? Let us know in the comments.

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