The Good Guys: FOX TV Show Ending Early; Will It Be Back?

The Good GuysFOX has decided to wrap their summer run of The Good Guys a few weeks early, on August 2nd. The network had previously planned to air original episodes of the Bradley Whitford / Colin Hanks series until August 23rd.

The series debuted to a disappointing 1.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 4.93 million viewers. The numbers have essentially fallen each week and hit a low of a 1.0 rating and 3.42 million viewers.

Despite garnering poor ratings during the summer months, The Good Guys remains on the network’s fall schedule. Original episodes will return to FOX beginning Friday, September 24th. It remains to be seen how long that will last.

FOX has lower expectations for summer shows but it’s hard to believe that the network is pleased with the series’ performance. It seems that they’re keeping it on the fall schedule in hopes that viewers will tune in on Friday nights instead of trying one of the other networks’ new shows.

TV show supportBy the time Good Guys finishes its summer run, FOX will have aired nine original episodes. That will leave 11 new episodes for the fall. The real test will be to see if the network orders any more. Right now, that doesn’t seem likely.

What do you think? Do you like The Good Guys? Do you think it’ll last to see a second season? Should it?

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    We look forward to this show every week, its light hearted & funny. The cast is great!

    In the times we live in, its so refreshing to sit down and watch a show that makes you laugh!

  2. carol s. says

    This is a funny, original well acted show. Please keep it on. My husband and I die laughing at every episode.

  3. Mare says

    This is such a great show. We love it. It’s so funny. This is what they should keep on TV and take off some of those stupid reality shows. It’s about time we get back to quality TV shows. Maybe the network needs to work a little harder at promoting the show. Please bring it back for another season.

  4. S. Truitt says

    This is a “diamond in a rough”. Alot of my friends did not watch it or never heard of it, but whenever I mentioned the show I told them that you NEED to watch it. These two guys are a GREAT match – very original. PLEASE BRING IT BACK!

  5. eunice says

    This show was hilarious. Great acting, good writing…..try another time slot or day of the week. There is so much really bad programing on TV. This show came along like a breath of fresh air. I think it is just as funny as The Big Bang Theory. I think the people at Fox are too use to watching cartoons, they simply do not recognize a sitcom when they see one.

  6. cathy dunphy says

    I am sorry that the “Good Guys” did not make it, I thought it was very funny, original, and I looked forward each week to seeing the next one, I think that it should have been on at 9:00 and maybe another day , oh well I will miss the show, they worked so well together,


  7. Maree and Dan says

    C’mon FOX! You have a hit if you advertise and allow word of mouth on blogs and twitters to build a huge audience. Try another time slot to build the audience and then you can put it anywhere. This show was the freshest and best written and acted comedy in a long time. You need something else besides cartoons and Dancing with the Stars. The fans have been talking it up and you will see how well they do in September.

  8. Diane Loewen says

    Dan Stark should go down in history as one of the most interesting and fun characters of all time! It’s a travesty that this show should go off the air!!! For crying out loud, FOX should give it another chance on a night when there isn’t so much heavy competition, and give it some serious sponsorship!!! This has been one of the freshest and most original shows to come down the pike in a long time and deserves to be developed and aired. It will gain fans as people find out about it!
    Same can be said of Human Target, by the way!!!

  9. Scott e says

    A funny, serious,sexy and a little like the game Clue. As a family we always looked forward to watching it on Friday. I didnt see much publicity of the show from Fox that might be the reason for it demise.

  10. says

    It is a truly funny and original show. It would be a shame to cancel it. Of course this is FOX the same network that canceled Arrested Development. So it is not without precedence that a great show would be canceled.

  11. Fan says

    Loved the Good Guys!! Kind of refreshing TV …a break from all the dark, serious CSIs and other cop shows. Hope it get another chance.

  12. Todd Cooke says

    Finally a show to look forward to on Friday Nights. The Good Guys was funny and original. Please do not take them off the air!

    • Kai says

      This was the funniest show on TV and I can’t believe they took it off. Yet there are so many horrible shows that stay on for years. Bring this show back!!!

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