NBC has officially canceled its drama “Rise,” and critics of the show’s endless parade of liberal talking points are celebrating its demise.
“‘Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.’ This famous quote attributed to Dr. Seuss applies to many things in life, but NBC’s high school drama Rise is not one of them,” wrote MRC’s Dawn Slusher. “If anything, we should cry because it happened, and smile now that it is finally over. Unlike the show’s title Rise, every episode in this debut season continued to sink to new lows, so we can also smile over the news that the curtain has been lowered for good on the series.”
The show, which starred Josh Radnor and Rosie Perez, featured a drama teacher whose production of the controversial play “Spring Awakening” has outraged mean-spirited conservatives in his provincial town.
Other outlets, including Christianity Today and even The New York Times, have also been critical of the show, which featured episodes about a teen contemplating abortion, a transgender teen and “an assortment of other topics that critics feel paint Catholics as homophobes,” according to Fox News.