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NBC's 'Mail Order Family' comedy scrapped amid protest

NBC is scrapping Mail Order Family. Two days after putting the comedy about a widowed single father who orders a mail-order bride from the Philippines to help raise his two daughters, the network has reversed course. Read more: Broadcast TV's New Shows for 2016-17 Season (Photos) "We purchased the pitch with the understanding that it would tell the creator's [Jackie Clarke] real-life experience of being raised by a strong Filipina stepmother after the loss of her own mother," an NBCUniversal spokesperson said in a statement.
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