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.
Peep this essay from Justin Halpern, the creator of Shit My Dad Says (canceled) and writer on How to Be a Gentleman (canceled), for the perspective of someone who's made it from Twitter into the glitzy, glory-filled world of TV writing but hasn't hit on a show with staying power. It paints a good picture of the writers' room on a show everyone knows is going to be cancelled:
“Where does it go in the second act?” one of the senior writers asked, as we were trying to outline the next episode.
“What if in the second act, he turns to the girl he’s with and he’s like, [...]