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The Michael J Fox Show: NBC Sitcom Officially Cancelled

Michael J Fox show on NBC canceledNBC 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 Fox Show. Though they’d indicated that they would air the remaining seven episodes months ago, they still haven’t been released.

What do you think? Did you like this series? Do you think that it should have been cancelled? Were you hoping for a retooled second season?

 

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NaLee July 4, 2014 at 1:09 am

We can have crap like BOO boo….and they cancel something. ..funny. I loved that show…i enjoy smiling.

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mist June 25, 2014 at 2:57 pm

It’s a fun show but.
It just another family sitcom, and although it runs well and is amusing, it doesn’t bring anything new to the mix. It’s the family, his friend/workmate, her sister and that’s about it.

I enjoy it a lot, but I can see how the jaded modern crowd pithed-out on lost and reality tv shows just aren’t into it. They’re a modern middle class well adjusted white family, no crazy or high drama…

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Jim J. May 28, 2014 at 3:27 pm

I actually tried out “The Michael J. Fox Show” and regularly tuned in to the first few episodes. After I saw that the ratings and viewership had been dismal, I quit watching the show after the 11th episode (the “Christmas” episode). No surprise that “The Michael J. Fox Show” ended up being one-season-and-done.

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MJF fan May 11, 2014 at 1:33 pm

The show was scheduled for the wrong night of television. People were already involved in viewing other good shows on other stations. MJFox is hilarious and so was the show. Good mix of actors. Need to play the show at a different time and different night and maybe even different season.

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Anonymous May 11, 2014 at 10:03 pm

Agreed. It was a good ,light hearted, entertaining show in the wrong slot..it deserved another shot.

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