Posts tagged as cancellations

'Mission Control' Canceled by NBC Due to Casting Issues

One of NBC's new comedies has been killed off before even making it to the airwaves. THR reports that '60s space-set workplace comedy Mission Control starring Krysten Ritter and produced by Will Ferrell's Gary Sanchez has been yanked from the network's lineup before its midseason premiere. Sources close to the project told THR that the show had "casting issues" in some of the supporting roles and "ultimately decided to scrap the series completely." Gary Sanchez's other NBC comedy Bad Judge premiered on the network earlier this month.

TBS Cancels 'The Pete Holmes Show'

TBS is getting rid of its newest late night program. The cable network has canceled The Pete Holmes Show, THR reports. The show, which began airing after Conan in October, initially received a seven-week order from the network and was subsequently renewed for 13 more weeks. The Pete Holmes Show will continue to air new episodes until its season finale June 18th.

The decision was made due to The Pete Holmes Show drawing low ratings. "We recognize Pete as one of the most relevant comedians working today," TBS said in a statement to THR. "We loved the show and gave it two chances, we just couldn't draw [...]

ABC Also Cancels 'Super Fun Night', 'The Neighbors', 'Suburgatory'

It's been a bloodbath in the sitcom world today as news of cancellations are rolling in. ABC just canceled the Rebel Wilson sitcom Super Fun Night after one season, The Neighbors after two seasons Suburgatory after three seasons, THR reports. These cancellations join freshman comedies Trophy Wife and Mixology, which were both canceled by ABC last night.

Family shows The Middle, The Goldbergs, and Modern Family are the only comedies ABC has renewed, with Goldbergs being the only freshman sitcom to survive. The fate of the network's Tim Allen vehicle Last Man Standing has yet to be announced.

'Surviving Jack' Co-Creator Justin Halpern Reflects on the Show's Cancellation in a Funny and Insightful Piece

Yesterday, Fox canceled its freshman sitcom Surviving Jack, and today, the show's co-creator, Justin Halpern (Shit My Dad Says), wrote a Tumblr post reflecting on the cancelation of the show and how good a time he had working on it. Check it out, it's an interesting and unexpectedly positive look into what happen when a network axes a show.

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 [...]

NBC Cancels 'Working the Engels' Starring Andrea Martin

Not even two months after premiering on NBC, Canadian import Working the Engels has been canceled. THR reports that the family comedy starring Andrea Martin and Kacey Rohl — which was given a straight-to-series order last year and featured Martin's fellow SCTV alums Martin Short and Eugene Levy in recurring roles — will not have a second season on the network. Working the Engels  was replaced on NBC's lineup with Greg Poehler's Welcome to Sweden after slipping in the ratings. The series originally premiered on Canada's Global TV back in March and was canceled after all 12 episodes aired. Only five episodes have aired on NBC.

FX and FXX Cancel 'Legit' and 'Chozen'

Sister networks FX and FXX just canceled two of their comedies. THR reports that FX has canceled Legit and that FXX has canceled Chozen. Both series have been suffering from low ratings. Chozen, a first-year animated show about a profane white rapper voiced by Bobby Moynihan, ended its one and only season in March. Legit, co-created by and starring Australian comedian Jim Jeffries as a fictionalized version of himself, concludes its second season tonight on FX.

NBC Has Canceled 'Community'

It looks like Community won't be getting its six seasons and a movie. After five seasons, NBC canceled the sitcom today, TV Line reports. Community has been on the verge of cancelation each season of its run, with the show's low ratings always being the reason. Creator Dan Hamon returned to the show this season after having been let go the season prior. Cast members Donald Glover and Chevy Chase both departed within the last year.

Community's fate has been up in the air for the last few months. With a sixth season looking like a possibility back in March, it looked like the show had a shot [...]

Fox Cancels 'Dads', 'Surviving Jack', and 'Enlisted'

It's a sitcom bloodbath over at the Fox network. THR reports that Fox has canceled Dads, Enlisted, and Surviving Jack, three out of four new sitcoms the network launched this season (the fourth, Brooklyn Nine-Nine was given a season two renewal months ago).

Dads' cancelation isn't really a surprise considering that Fox cut its episode order midway through the season and the show hasn't been very popular with critics or viewers. Enlisted was well-liked with critics but didn't receive enough viewers to overcome the terrible Friday night slot the network gave it while Surviving Jack received mixed reviews and also got low ratings.

The network also passed on [...]

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 Abruptly Cancels 'The Arsenio Hall Show' After One Season

Despite getting renewed for a second season that was announced by Arsenio Hall and Jay Leno in late February, THR reports that CBS has now canceled The Arsenio Hall Show after only one season on the air. Hall's second round at hosting the late night show premiered back in September, and despite bringing in ratings comparable to TBS's Conan, The Arsenio Hall Show's ratings have gone down since the premiere of Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show as well as David Letterman's retirement announcement. Hall's show aired on local affiliate stations owned by Turner Broadcasting, starting at the 11pm slot and in direct competition with local news and [...]

Dan Harmon to Post-Cancellation 'Community' Fans: "Sit Back and Relax for This Chapter"

Community creator Dan Harmon took to Tumblr this morning to reach out to fans in the wake of NBC's cancellation of the show last week to both address rumors about the show possibly being shopped around to other networks and whether or not he wants fans to start another uproar for its resurrection. While Harmon is clearly bummed that Community was given the axe, he says his thoughts on the idea of shopping the show around are in the "eh column," but at the same time he's "not going to be the guy that recancels canceled Community." From the post:

I'm scared to tell you how little [...]

ABC Cans ‘Trophy Wife’, Passes on Paul F. Tompkins and Molly Shannon, and More

ABC announced a bunch of changes last night, including some renewals, cancellations, and new series pickups. In the comedy sphere, freshman shows Trophy Wife and Mixology were both given the axe, while renewals were handed out to The Goldbergs, The Middle, and awards juggernaut Modern Family. New shows that have been picked up include Selfie from Suburgatory creator Emily Kapnek, romantic comedy Manhattan Love Story, and a musical fairy tale-themed comedy called Galavant. While there are still several comedy pilots up for consideration, THR reports that the Paul F. Tompkins/Molly Shannon-starring series Bambi Cottages from Happy Endings writer Brian Gallivan has been sadly passed over as well as [...]

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 [...]