Jonah Hill's Allen Gregory, which joined Fox's Sunday night animation lineup in October, has been cancelled by the network after a first season that delivered increasingly poor ratings over time. It's not a huge surprise due to those ratings, but has got to be disappointing for Hill. But on the upside, he is still rich and famous and much thinner than he used to be and probably has Brad Pitt's cell number in his phone.
What say you: did you watch Allen Gregory? Did it deserve the boot?
Meddling TV executives are a cliche of making a TV show, but a relatively true cliche. One way to get past the suits? Be super famous already and have them know that you could walk and it wouldn't really hurt your career. Says Jonah Hill about his upcoming animated series Allen Gregory: "Being in TV is insane. The notes you get sometimes, I just don’t understand them. Fox is really cool to me; they’ve been really cool in letting me make this the way I want to make it. It’s not something else; it didn’t get transformed into something else. I had the luxury of it not being my [...]
Fox has released its Fall premiere schedule, with a couple of inclusions notable to our interestes. Zooey Deschanel will continue having dudes crush on her in New Girl, which will premiere on Tuesday, September 20th at 9pm. And then Allen Gregory, the new animated series from Jonah Hill, has to wait until Sunday, October 30th for its premiere at 8:30pm. Mark your calendar, if you're the sort of person that writes TV scheduling info in your calendar.
Variety reports that Fox's Allen Gregory, which follows the grade school adventures of a hyper-precocious seven-year-old boy, will join the network's Sunday night "Animation Domination" block this fall. This will probably translate into a mid-season start for Bob's Burgers. Most likely starting out in the 8:30pm slot, Allen Gregory will have its hand held while it's walked across the street by The Simpsons, in much the same way that The Cleveland Show got its start in 2009. Fox's animated Napoleon Dynamite series will then follow with a mid-season start.