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Fox Officially Confirms 'Mulaney's Cancellation

Earlier today, Fox announced a round of cancellations, and among them is one that probably doesn't come as a surprise. SNL alum John Mulaney's multi-cam sitcom Mulaney has officially been given the axe by the network; a Fox exec told Deadline the show was "dead" back in January, but today's announcement makes it official. Mulaney wrapped up its abbreviated debut season back in February and struggled in both ratings and critical reviews.

Fox Cancels 'The Mindy Project,' but Hulu Might Save It

The Mindy Project is no more — at least for now. According to Variety, Fox has decided to cancel the Mindy Kaling-created series after three seasons and a drop in viewers since it debuted in 2012. Thankfully for unhappy fans, Universal Television is reportedly in talks with Hulu to move The Mindy Project to streaming for two new seasons "and possibly more," so not all hope is lost for unhappy fans out there.

USA Cancels Freshman Comedy 'Benched'

Bad news for fans of USA's new comedy Benched: THR reports that the network has canceled the Damon Jones and Michaela Watkins-created series after its first season due to struggling ratings and USA's shifting focus toward more drama shows. Benched debuted its 12-episode season in October and wrapped up in December. ABC Studios producers are reportedly looking for a "new home" for it, so there's a small chance we might see more Benched in the future.

CBS Cancels Sophomore Sitcom 'The Millers' Starring Will Arnett

Bad news for fans of Will Arnett and The Millers: Entertainment Weekly reports that the network has canceled the comedy five episodes into its second season following poor ratings at its Monday night time slot with 2 Broke Girls as its lead-in. The Millers debuted in October 2013 and kicked off its second season late last month. Tonight's episode will air at its usual 8:30pm time slot, but it's unknown yet whether any of the rest of The Millers' second season will air on television. The Millers joins NBC's A to Z and Bad Judge and ABC's Selfie as the major network sitcoms to get the [...]

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.

NBC Cancels 'About a Boy' and David Caspe's 'Marry Me'

A day after ordering three new comedies, NBC has decided to cancel two: David Caspe's freshman comedy Marry Me starring Casey Wilson and Ken Marino and sophomore comedy About a Boy. Marry Me premiered back in October and was pulled off the air in February to make room for The Voice and the second season of Undateable; both shows have four remaining episodes that never made it to television. So long, Marry Me and About a Boy.

UPDATE: NBC has also canceled the Ellen DeGeneres-produced freshman sitcom One Big Happy, which wrapped up its six-episode run last month.

IFC Cancels 'Garfunkel and Oates' After One Season

Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci's IFC comedy Garfunkel and Oates is no more. Deadline reports that the network has decided not to renew the freshman musical comedy — which aired its first 10-episode season last year — for a second season. Garfunkel and Oates joins The Birthday Boys in IFC's recent round of comedy cancellations, but don't worry: Lindhome already has a new series, Another Period, in the works at Comedy Central with Natasha Leggero, so expect to see more of this comedy-folk pair on your TV screen in the near future.

Comedy Central Cancels Daniel Tosh's 'Brickleberry' After Three Seasons

Sorry Brickleberry fans, but Comedy Central has officially axed the animated Daniel Tosh series, choosing not to renew the show for a fourth season. Brickleberry wrapped up its third season in November and has been airing on the network since 2012. Don't worry though — Comedy Central has plenty of exciting projects in the works to potentially take over Brickleberry's spot including Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome's Another Period and standup Rachel Feinstein's pilot produced by Amy Schumer.

NBC Cancels Freshman Comedies 'A to Z' and 'Bad Judge'

Two of NBC's new comedies will not be continuing into second seasons. Deadline reports that both the romantic comedy A to Z and Gary Sanchez-produced Bad Judge have been canceled by the network, though they will finish their 13-episode seasons in the 9:00 and 9:30pm time slots. NBC reportedly plans to replace the time slot with hourlong drama The Blacklist after the Super Bowl, so hopefully you weren't anticipating a revival of NBC's once-great Thursday night comedy block just yet.

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 [...]

ABC Cancels 'Cristela,' Renews 'Fresh Off the Boat' and 'Black-ish,' and Orders 'Dr. Ken' and 'Muppets' Revival

A bunch of comedies have just been canceled, renewed, and ordered over at ABC. THR reports that the network has canceled Cristela Alonzo's freshman comedy Cristela, renewed Fresh Off the Boat and Black-ish for a second season, and ordered three new comedies to series: Ken Jeong's semi-autobiographical comedy Dr. Ken, a Dan Savage-produced family sitcom called The Real O'Neals, and the single-cam mockumentary-style Muppets revival. ABC is expected to announce one more comedy order sometime today. In addition, ABC also handed out season renewals to The Goldbergs, Modern Family, and The Middle.

UPDATE: ABC also announced that the Uncle Buck remake starring Mike [...]

'The Birthday Boys' Is Done on IFC After Two Seasons

After two seasons on IFC, The Birthday Boys is no longer. IFC has confirmed that the Bob Odenkirk-produced sketch show starring Jefferson Dutton, David Ferguson, Mike Hanford, Tim Kalpakis, Matt Kowalick, Mike Mitchell, and Chris VanArtsdalen will not return for a third season. "IFC was proud to be the home of The Birthday Boys and their unique and inventive comedy for two seasons," the network said in a statement. "We thank these talented creators and wish them nothing but the best. We will miss the laughs, the farce and the pixilated male nudity." The group also posted a goodbye message of their own on YouTube today, which you can [...]

TV Land's 'Hot in Cleveland' to End After Season 6

TV Land has set an end date for its Betty White-starring sitcom Hot in Cleveland. The Wrap reports that the series — which debuted on the network back in 2010 — will officially end after its current sixth season concludes its run. "After five incredible seasons of Hot in Cleveland, the sixth season, currently in production, will be its last," said TV Land president Larry W. Jones in a statement. "It's been an honor to work with Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves, Wendie Malick and the incomparable Betty White as well as our executive producers Suzanne Martin, Todd Milliner, Sean Hayes and the rest of our exceptional writers, production [...]

'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.