The Goodwin Games: Cancelled? Renewed for Season Two?

goodwin games canceled or season two?Tonight marks the finale of The Goodwin Games, FOX’s most recent sitcom. Has it been a ratings success? Will it be cancelled or renewed for a second season?

The Goodwin Games follows three estranged siblings — an overachieving surgeon (Scott Foley), a struggling actress (Becki Newton); and a career petty criminal (T.J. Miller). They return home for their father’s funeral and are informed that their father’s will awards them $23 million but only if they agree to compete in a series of games that end up bringing them closer as a family. The cast also includes Kat Foster, Melissa Tang, and Beau Bridges.

The sitcom was initially supposed to air last fall but FOX decided to save it for mid-season. Then, in November, the network cut Goodwin Games’ episode order (from 13 to just seven installments). They then opted to hold the premiere until late May when the regular TV season was nearly over. They clearly had little or no faith in the show.

The ratings have been poor on top of that. The sitcom debuted to just a 0.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.6 million viewers. Over the course of the season, the show’s numbers fell as low as a 0.5 rating with just under 1.4 million. Reruns of FOX’s regular comedies typically perormed as well or better.

It looks highly unlikely that FOX will be ordering a second season of The Goodwin Games. The numbers are quite low and Foley has signed on as a series regular on the new season of Scandal on ABC. It would seem that tonight’s episode will be both the season and series finale.

But, what do you think? Do you like The Goodwin Games? Is it better than what the ratings seem to indicate? Should it be cancelled or renewed for season two?

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  1. desi m says

    Love the show. I really wish it had been better promoted. I just happened on it and really grew to love the show. I’m really going it gets picked up!

  2. Todd says

    I think this show is clever and funny, while having a good deal of heart to go with it. I think if it’s given more time it could take off. History has proven time and time again that sometimes time is all a really great show needs. See Seinfeld if you can’t remember what I mean.

  3. Jami says

    Awe I love it and I’m really bummed I got into it :( now I’m left to figure out the end in my mind. My fingers are crossed it makes it I’m watching it on Hulu and not sure when it airs on tv but maybe moving the time this show has a great plot and its different. Come on ppl give it more than 7 episodes sheesh.

  4. Paul says

    Come on fox, surely you make enough off other show’s that you could throw us a bone and keep this show The Goodwin Games going a little longer, I and many others were just getting into it , I would like it if you could give it a chance, Some shows need room to grow into something great please consider this at your next meeting. Thank’s

  5. Ginger Shackelford says

    I loved The Goodwin Games! I have been checking the listings constantly for the next one to air. Is there somewhere online I can get the episodes? Netflix? It was a great show

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