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Newswire: NBC cancels its mail-order bride sitcom less than 72 hours after announcing it

NBC has pulled the plug on its new sitcom Mail Order Family, less than 72 hours after the show was initially announced. Written and executive-produced by Superstore’s Jackie Clarke, the show was based on her own experiences growing up in a home with the mail-order Filipina bride her father “purchased” from a catalog, just a few years after her mother’s death. Social media protests against the show—which many perceived as making light of the inherent inequality and rampant dangers in the mail-order bride industry—arose swiftly after its announcement.
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