A little over a month after the show debuted, CBS ordered six additional episodes, but they slashed the budget and complained that there were too many characters. As a result, Lucy Punch, who played perpetual outsider Holly Ellenbogen, was quietly fired. The network, however, loved her character's husband and brought him back for a few additional appearances. In a rush to wrap up the primary storylines, the producers decided to work around Holly and wait until the second season to give closure to her character, but the show was abruptly canceled.
Penguins are cute and all. But, if you cooked one, I'd eat it.