It's very rare to see the actual lifespan of a television series equal the length of time its story naturally dictated it should last. Shows seem to either overstay their welcome thanks to the promise of more money, or get cancelled before it and the network understands all of its strengths. The Goodwin Games, and all seven of its episodes, concluded last night, seven weeks after it showed up dead on arrival. Based on what was witnessed, the game ended way too soon.
And it was not as if The Goodwin Games was a filler sitcom that hit the reset button every week, where closure of any narrative loose [...]
The Fox network still has one new sitcom that hasn't debuted this season, The Goodwin Games, and according to Fox chairman Kevin Reilly, it won't be placed on the schedule anytime soon. Created by How I Met Your Mother's Carter Bays, Craig Thomas, and Chris Harris, Goodwin Games follows three siblings (played by T.J. Miller, Becki Newton, and Scott Foley) fulfilling their father's last wishes in order to inherit his $20 million fortune. Speaking to reporters at the Television Critics Association tour yesterday, Fox chairman Kevin Reilly said this of the fate of the show:
"I'm creatively very happy with what's happening in [our Tuesday comedy] block. But [...]