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Fox Cancels 'Raising Hope'

After four seasons on the air, the sitcom Raising Hope has been canceled by the Fox network. The network announced today that the two-part series finale will air on Friday, April 4th, from 9 to 10pm. Starring Lucas Neff, Martha Plimpton, and Garret Dillahunt, Raising Hope follows a clueless 20something and his dysfunctional family raising his child from a one night stand. The show premiered in the fall of 2010 and has seen its ratings steadily declining season by season ever since, made all the worse by Fox moving the show to a Friday night death slot this past season.

By the time it finishes its run, Raising Hope [...]

Anthony Jeselnik Says 'The Jeselnik Offensive' Has Been Canceled

At a performance at the New York Comedy Festival over the weekend, Anthony Jeselnik told the crowd that The Jeselnik Offensive has been canceled by Comedy Central. According to The Laugh Button, the comic said the show had already been canceled and wouldn't be returning for a third season, adding that he no particular future plans with Comedy Central.

Ratings for the weekly topical show had been slipping over the course its 18 episodes, and as the title suggests, the series was no stranger to controversy. It was also a great place to see comedians tell silly jokes about bears and legal rulings, and also for Eric [...]

'Peep Show' Will End After Its Next Season

British sitcom Peep Show will wrap up after the next year after its 9th season airs in 2014. In an interview with Chortle, Phil Clarke, head of comedy at the UK's Channel 4, said the show is "for sure" going to end. "We’re talking about Peep Show, how that’s going to be rounded off. The discussion is about how it’s going to conclude." The show, which premiered in 2003, has been critically beloved but never exceptionally successful in the UK ratings.

The show's creators, Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong, have also created the Channel 4 sitcom Fresh Meat, while stars Robert Webb and David Mitchell have filmed a new show [...]

Fox Officially Cancels 'Ben and Kate'

The Fox network pulled its critically-acclaimed but underwatched comedy Ben and Kate from the air last week, but now word has come in that the network has officially canceled the show. Fox has not said when the final two episodes will air. It's a huge bummer for fans of one of the year's best new shows, but Ben and Kate will now join the esteemed company of critically-acclaimed comedies like Arrested Development, Undeclared, and The Ben Stiller Show that Fox canceled to soon and will hopefully find a second life on DVD.

IFC Cancels Kurt Braunohler's Game Show 'Bunk'

The IFC Network has made it a habit of rescuing critically-acclaimed but unjustly-cancelled comedies like Freaks and Geeks, Arrested Development, and The Ben Stiller Show by airing their reruns years after the fact, but it seems like IFC has now orphaned a one-season comedy of its own, the Kurt Braunohler-hosted game show spoof, Bunk. During an appearance on The Best Show on WFMU last night, Braunohler announced that the cable network has cancelled Bunk, which aired a 10-episode first (and now only) season this summer. On the bright side, if the show develops a cult following of passionate and devoted fans, IFC will probably start airing Bunk reruns for nostalgia's sake 10 [...]

NBC Cancels 'The Michael J. Fox Show'

A week after the cancellation of Sean Saves the World, NBC has also canceled the similarly ratings-challenged Thursday night comedy The Michael J. Fox Show after airing 15 episodes, Variety reports. It was previously believed that the show would stick around a little longer given its original 22-episode order from the network, but it's now unclear (though unlikely) whether or not NBC plans to air the remaining episodes. The Olympics will dominate the airtime for most of February, but NBC plans to replace The Michael J. Fox Show with Hollywood Game Night come February 27th, which paints a questionable picture for the future of NBC's Thursday comedy [...]

Fox Cuts Backs Order on 'Us & Them', Essentially Cancels It Before It Airs

Fox has ended production on Us & Them, cutting the show's 13-episode order to the seven episodes already made. According to Deadline, the network "plans to air the produced episodes and has not canceled the series," but really that means the show is canceled. The show, which was based on the mega-hit BBC comedy Gavin & Stacey, stars Jason Ritter and Alexis Biedel as a couple in a long-distance relationship who must deal with merging their eccentric families. Kerri Kenney and Michael Ian Black played supporting roles as Biedel's mother and uncle.

It's the second early decision on a midseason show that Fox has made this year; the animated sitcom [...]

Comedy Central Cancels 'Ugly Americans'

Comedy Central's animated series Ugly Americans is no more. The show's producers announced on the Ugly Americans Facebook today that the cable network has elected not to pick up the show, which follows an alternate version of New York City filled with horror and sci-fi creatures, for a third season. The producers wrote, "The reason this notice is coming so late is that, in spite of lukewarm ratings, the network did everything in their power to keep the show alive by trying to find outside financing. We came very close but unfortunately some legal technicalities kept any deals from going through." While Ugly Americans will no longer be [...]

MTV Cancels 'The Inbetweeners'

MTV has canceled its new sitcom The Inbetweeners, an adaptation of the hit UK show of the same name, after one season, Deadline reported yesterday. Inbetweeners starred Bubba Lewis, Zack Pearlman, Joey Pollari, and Mark L. Young as a quartet of guys stuck in the gray area in the high school social strata in between being cool and nerdy. The show, adapted for the US by ex-Arrested Development writer Brad Copeland, ran 12 episodes in its first season, but MTV has opted not to renew it due to low ratings. Critics praised The Inbetweeners, but it didn't receive a huge marketing push from the network and a regime change [...]

ABC Doesn't Trust Fred Willard's 'Trust Us with Your Life'

It hasn't be a great July for Freddie Wills. ABC is taking Trust Us with Your Life off the air and replacing it with reruns of that hilarious comedy about people falling on their respective faces, Wipeout. Though ABC is owned by the prudish Mickey Mouse, it seems like this decision was mostly a ratings call. Trust Us was not doing too well. It seems like people either didn't like the idea of short-form improv games being incorporated into premise based long-form or, more likely, they didn't like all that long-form improv narrative getting in the way of Wayne Brady being a real silly head.

NBC Cancels 'Sean Saves the World'

NBC has stopped production on its Thursday night comedy Sean Saves the World, Variety reports. The show — which has struggled in the ratings since its October premiere — had an 18-episode order from the network, 14 of which have been filmed and 12 of which have aired. No word yet whether the network plans to play the two unaired episodes sometime after next month's Olympics, but that seems unlikely. This cancellation paints an uncertain picture for similar Thursday night underperformer The Michael J. Fox Show, which will stay on the schedule a bit longer at least as it was given a bigger 22-episode order from NBC. Sean [...]

CBS Cancels 'We Are Men' After Two Episodes

CBS has become the first network to cancel a sitcom this season, ditching the underperforming We Are Men from its Monday night lineup after only two episodes. The sitcom, which starred Tony Shalhoub, Jerry O’Connell, Chris Smith and Kal Penn, never caught on, and failed to retain the audience of it's lead-in, How I Met Your Mother. Monday's episode had only 5.4 million viewers, a pittance for CBS, who pulled in more than 15 million for the premiere of Robin Williams' The Crazy Ones.

CBS will fill the spot by moving 2 Broke Girls forward to We Are Men's 8:30 spot, and fill with reruns of The Big [...]

'The Cleveland Show' Has Been Canceled

After four seasons on the air, Fox has canceled The Cleveland Show, according to animation site Cartoon Brew. Since premiering to strong ratings in the fall of 2009, the Family Guy spin-off has seen its viewership gradually decrease over the last four years (just like TV in general has) and ratings prognosticators have been expecting the cancellation. By the time the current season wraps up, Cleveland Show will have aired 88 episodes, which is an impressive run for a series these days and enough to get it into syndication, with reruns set to debut on TBS and Adult Swim this fall. Co-creator Seth MacFarlane still has [...]

Which TV Comedies Are Likely to Come Back Next Season?

The ratings gurus over at TV by the Numbers have a solid track record when it comes to predicting which shows will get renewed and cancelled by the networks, and they’ve just released a batch of new analysis of the current crop of sitcoms' odds so far via their Renew/Cancel Index. Four weeks into the TV season, here’s how things are looking for all the network sitcoms, in terms of whether they’ll be renewed for next season or not. To be fair, these are just TV by the Numbers' predictions, even though they’re based on expert scrutiny of ratings data:

Certain to Be Cancelled: Up All Night (NBC), [...]