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Growing Up Fisher: Final Episodes of Cancelled NBC Series to Air

Growing Up Fisher TV show on NBCThere’s a little good news for fans of NBC‘s cancelled sitcom Growing Up Fisher. The network is finally getting around to airing the last two episodes.

Growing Up Fisher follows an unorthodox family that becomes closer after the parents divorce. The cast includes Elfman, J. K. Simmons, Eli Baker, Ava Deluca-Verley, and Lance Lim. Jason Bateman is the show’s narrator.

The show was cancelled earlier this month due to low ratings. The network only ordered 13 episodes of the mid-season replacement series and the last two episodes have been scheduled and then bumped twice.

The peacock network has now made room for the final episodes on Wednesday, June 11th, at 8pm. They’ll be followed by an NBC News special called “The People VS. O.J. Simpson: What the Jury Never Heard.”

Here are the episode descriptions:

06/11/2014 (08:00PM – 08:30PM) (Wednesday) : A SURPRISE VISIT FROM JOYCE’S SISTER MADI HAS A RIPPLE EFFECT ON THE FISHER FAMILY-When Joyce’s (Jenna Elfman) free-spirited sister, Madi (guest star Erinn Hayes) comes to visit, Mel (J.K. Simmons) couldn’t be happier since his separation from Joyce means Madi is no longer his problem. But that doesn’t stop Madi from getting in Mel’s head. She suggests that the woman he’s dating, Allison (guest star Constance Zimmer), is burdened with having to take care of her blind boyfriend, so Mel sets out to prove her wrong. Meanwhile, it’s Runyen (Lance Lim) who gets in Henry’s (Eli Baker) head, convincing him that he and Jenny (guest star Isabela Moner) are spending so much time together, they’ve fallen into the dreaded friend zone. Ava Deluca-Verley also stars. Voice-over by Jason Bateman. TV-PG D

06/11/2014 (08:30PM – 09:00PM) (Wednesday) : MEL AND JOYCE TAKE THE KIDS ON A FAMILY VACATION JUST AS THEIR DIVORCE IS ABOUT TO BECOME OFFICIAL-When the divorce papers arrive in the mail, Mel (J.K. Simmons) is determined to preserve for Henry (Eli Baker) and Katie (Ava Deluca-Verley) a sense of normalcy, and keeps their annual family trip on the books. When Joyce’s (Jenna Elfman) online date walks out on her, Mel grudgingly invites her along. To their surprise, while on what has previously been a vacation from hell, Mel and Joyce discover that their separation has allowed them to finally appreciate one another – just as they’re ready to sign the divorce papers. Meanwhile, Henry’s crush, Jenny (guest star Isabela Moner), tags along on the vacation, which forces Henry to overcome his fear of horses so he can make the most of this getaway with the girl of his dreams. Lance Lim also stars. Voice-over by Jason Bateman. Matt Glave and Anita Barone also star. TV-PG L

What do you think? Ae you a fan of this series? Will you watch the last two episodes?

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Marianne January 15, 2015 at 6:19 pm

I look forward to watching the last two episodes of Growing Up Fisher and am very disappointed about the show being cancelled.It is enjoyable to watch wholesome family shows.


Tamara Williams December 6, 2014 at 2:56 pm

Couldn’t agree more with the comments above, good show, funny, sorry to see it go! Loved the characters, great story, all around great family show.


Lynn November 3, 2014 at 12:35 pm

Most of new shows are being canceled because of numbers being down. It’s going to get worse. They have to pull these shows to make room for the football games. I’m sure they make much more money from the games. Even the few good shows that are on are being pushed all over the place, which means that someone else has to go.


Jenn November 3, 2014 at 12:24 am

Disappointing I really looked forward to this show. It was funny and well done. They didn’t give it a chance to get noticed and then it was gone. We need more shows like this one that make you feel good!


Diane September 27, 2014 at 9:51 pm

I just found out that Growing up Fisher is being cancelled. This was a great show (funny and family oriented). It’s not about the quality of shows these days. Some shows aren’t being given enough time to develop a following. I’m going to be watching less TV.


Lynn September 12, 2014 at 5:51 pm

I really liked this show more than most any new show in years. A family comedy type show. Just like the old days. They didn’t give it a chance. I hope someone picks it up.

Most of the prime time comedies right now are nothing more than a half hour of people insulting each other, with canned laughter to make you think it’s funny. Or reality shows that are no more reality than Santa Clause. If the camera crew can climb the mountain with all the gear, why is it so hard for the paid actors to climb the mountain.


Ella September 1, 2014 at 7:56 pm

There are not many shows I look forward to any more, but this was one. Another network disappointment. Cancel something enjoyable and a little bit different, so you can fill the slot with more of the same old yuk. Thanks, NBC.


Barb August 27, 2014 at 8:01 pm

I agree with Karen and Susan. I was looking forward to the new season and am very disappointed that the show was cancelled. It is hard to find anything good on TV to watch.


cjm August 2, 2014 at 10:40 pm

So dumb… Another creative show that doesn’t get a fair chance. I am watching this recorded … Its fantastic… What a shame


Karen July 20, 2014 at 8:45 pm

Our cable company was in dispute w/network over rates so only just started
viewing this series this weekend (7/19). Loved this program. I watched every episode one after the other on DVR. Very disapointed that series was cancelled!
So sad that wholesome family entertainment gets cancelled and garbage reality
programming is renewed.


Jennifer July 30, 2014 at 3:05 pm

I couldn’t agree more! I’m sure there will be more crime-show dramas and reality TV to come. Gone are the days when you can sit down and watch anything with your children. Anything that does come along that is okay to watch with your kids get canceled. Anything that is funny and well-written isn’t given a fair chance if the ratings aren’t immediately through the roof. It’s total BS.


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