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NBC had high hopes for The Michael J Fox Show when they committed to 22 episodes without even seeing a pilot. A year later, the sitcom's been cancelled.
Loosely mirroring Fox's own journey, The Michael J. Fox Show revolves around a beloved TV news anchor (Fox) who stepped away from his career to focus on his family and his health after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. The rest of the cast includes Betsy Brandt, Conor Romero, Juliette Goglia, Katie Finneran, Wendell Pierce, Ana Nogueira, and Jack Gore.
Last fall, the show debuted well (by current NBC sitcom standards) but the ratings sank with each subsequent week. The network kept it on the air despite truly terrible ratings. The network maintained that they believed in the show but ultimately pulled it after 15 episodes.
Now, NBC has officially cancelled the The Michael J »
Though NBC has pulled The Michael J. Fox Show from their schedule without any set plans to bring it back, an excutive producer, the co-creator, and one of the sitcom's co-stars says that the series hasn't been cancelled.
Juliette Goglia, who plays daughter Eve Henry on the low-rated sitcom, tweeted, "Hey- The Michael J. Fox Show is Not canceled! NBC will put out clarification- they are looking for a better time slot for us. Don't fret!"
Co-creator Sam Laybourne confirmed, "Thanks everyone for the kind words about the Mjf Show but we have not been cancelled. Just off schedule for now. Looking for another slot."
Executive producer Alex Reid, tells the Philadelphia Daily News, "We were told last week that they were going to take us off the Thursdays schedule and they were trying to find a better place for us." Reid »
Episodes: 22 (half-hour)
TV show dates: September 26, 2013 -- Tbd
Series status: Cancelled
TV show description:
This sitcom follows the story of Mike Henry (Michael J. Fox), one of New York's most beloved news anchors. Five years ago, he put his career on hold to spend more time with his family and to focus on his health after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
But now, with the kids growing up, Mike is growing restless. He thinks it might be time for him to go back to work.
His former boss, Harris Green (Wendell Pierce), never wanted Mike to leave in the first place so he jumps at »
NBC has dropped The Michael J Fox Show from the Thursday night schedule, effectively cancelling it.
Loosely mirroring Fox's own journey, the series revolves around a beloved TV news anchor (Fox) who stepped away from his career to focus on his family and his health after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. The rest of the cast includes Betsy Brandt, Conor Romero, Juliette Goglia, Katie Finneran, Wendell Pierce, Ana Nogueira, and Jack Gore.
The network committed to producing 22 episodes when they gave the show a straight-to-series order. It was believed that they might just let them all air but the ratings have been terrible. The most recent episode garnered a 0.7 rating and just 2.2 million viewers.
All 22 episodes of The Michael J Fox Show have been shot but only 15 have aired thus far. It's unclear if or when the »
Many people are keen on attending the upcoming Winter Olympics, including two TV-newsroom rivals.
They would be Mike (Michael J. Fox) and Susan (recurring guest star Anne Heche), who compete for the assignment in "Sochi," Thursday's (Jan. 23) episode of NBC's "The Michael J. Fox Show," marking the sitcom's last airing before the network's coverage of the Games begins.
Mike decides to "throw my hat into the ring" by studying up on figure skating, believing that going to Russia will help make up for his falling off "the fast track to be a national reporter (until) Parkinson's sidelined me." He gets Annie's (Betsy Brandt) blessing to go, but admits he worries about being away from their kids for several weeks and missing "any special moments."
Eve (Juliette Goglia) then enters the kitchen to ask her parents to "keep it down" while she's trying to nap -- prompting Mike to add, "Or I could extend my trip. »
5 items from 2014
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