Good news and bad news for the fans of FOX’s new Mulaney sitcom. On the downside, the network has cut the first season order, from 16 to 13 installments. On the positive side, they haven’t cancelled it — yet.
Mulaney follows a rising stand-up comic John Mulaney (Mulaney) who’s trying to take his career to the next level. He’s both helped and hindered by his friends and mentors. The rest of the cast includes Martin Short, Nasim Pedrad, Seaton Smith, Zack Pearlman, and Elliott Gould.
The show has been doing very poorly in the ratings. It debuted to a lowly 1.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 2.3 million viewers. The second installment drew a 1.1 in the demo with 2.19 million. With numbers like these, Mulaney is sure to be cancelled but FOX doesn’t seem willing to thrown in the towel just yet. They also seem to have no interest in airing it past mid-season.
According to Deadline, FOX cut the show’s episode order as cast and crew were about to go into production on episode 14.
The network initially ordered six episodes in October, then ordered 10 more in May when execs decided not to order any new comedy pilots to series. FOX does have four straight-to-series half-hour shows in the works however.
What do you think? Do you like the Mulaney sitcom? Do you think it has a chance of surviving to see a second season?
very bad show, I like Nasim Pedrad, the rest of the cast is so bad
the writing is bad
cancel the show
this show is a horror show. it’s hard to believe anyone thought this would work.
I am the biggest martin short fan ever and for that reason alone I want this on the air!!! Elliot G. as a gay man is too funny!! The rest of the cast can go away but strangely they are starting to grow on me. I don’t see this show making it-I just hope Martin knows he is the only reason anyone is watching.
Mulaney needs more credit…give him some time. The show could be a major hit
I started watching because of martin short, of whom I can’t get enough. I hope it survives but it isn’t looking good
I love the show. It is unique. Just about everything on network TV is the same; when something is different people get confused. This deserves a chance. I remember watching Saturday Night Live the first season it was on. I told all my friends about it and they thought it sounded weird; not like anything else that was on. I stuck with it; it only got better and better. I believe this will too. It’s weird and I like that. Thanks Lorene.
the new sitcom with John Malaney on fox give the show a changes put it back on the. air