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In the Flow with Affion Crockett: FOX’s New Sketch Comedy Show; Cancel or Keep It?

In the Flow with Affion Crockett cancel keepIt doesn’t seem like it was very long ago that FOX was airing sketch comedy shows like MADtv and In Living Color. Now, the network has decided to try a new one called In the Flow with Affion Crockett. Will it last as long as its predecessors or be quickly cancelled instead?

In the Flow with Affion Crockett is a half-hour comedy program that stars, you guessed it, comedian and YouTube sensation Affion Crockett. The TV series is executive produced by Jamie Foxx, a guy who knows a thing or two about this kind of show. In addition to offering viewers Crockett’s slanted view on all things pop culture (like movie trailers, commercials, and music videos), the episodes include appearances by celebrity guest stars.

The show debuted on Sunday, August 14th, with two back-to-back installments. The first episode attracted just a 1.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 2.6 million viewers. Many apparently decided that they’d had enough and didn’t stick around for the second installment. That one dropped 23% in the ratings, to a 1.0 in the demo and 2.23 million viewers. Both ranked third in their timeslots.

The following week, In the Flow bumped up just a bit to a 1.1 rating and 2.39 million. The following Sunday’s dropped back down to a 1.0 with 2.06 million, a series low in total viewers.

The network seemed to lose faith in In the Flow last April when they cut the episode order from 12 to six installments. Considering that FOX gets better ratings with reruns of its animated programs, there doesn’t seem like there’s any reason to order any more or renew In the Flow for a second season. The last episode of the season (and likely the series) is schedule for next Sunday night.

But, what do you think? Do you like In the Flow with Affion Crockett? Do you think it should get a second season or that it should have been cancelled weeks ago?

 

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TheDreamer June 12, 2012 at 4:27 am

The show just sucked. “In living color funny” is gone. Is dead. It was funny then but its just not funny now. I think the places he made jokes were the problem. He took it too far. We live in a “don’t be cruel” society. He was cruel sometimes.

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derrick October 31, 2011 at 4:31 am

I sat there and watched the first 2 episodes and the show but after the first 2 skits, I looked over at the friend I was watching it with and, in the words of Craig Mack I said, (referring to Affion) “you won’t be around next year!” I don’t care what anyone says and I don’t care who was behind it, this show sucked. The thing is, I wanted it to be good but it was truly awful and to be honest, I’m glad it’s gone. Let’s put on some more great animation.

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DK TX October 6, 2011 at 5:27 pm

I really enjoyed the show. I’ve been a fan since he started his career. I say keep it, everybody deserves their own lane. He’s got his. Stop the comparisons and just enjoy. Turn the microwave off fam (speaking of the generation, of course). Actually sit down and give the show a chance. Jamie and Affion are great at comedy. Why would Jamie put his name on it if he didn’t think it would succeed?

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