Last year, FOX cancelled a number of comedies, including Ghosted, The Mick, LA to Vegas and of course, Brooklyn Nine-Nine (which was then picked up by NBC). Now the broadcast is taking another shot at making us laugh, with its new Rel TV show. Can it find and tickle the audience’s funny bone? Will Rel be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned. **Status update below.
A multi-camera FOX sitcom, Rel stars Lil Rel Howery, Jessica ‘Jess Hilarious’ Moore, Jordan L. Jones, and Sinbad. Set on the West Side of Chicago, and inspired by the comedy of Lil Rel Howery, the series centers on Rel (Howery) a hardworking, successful husband and father who had everything, until his wife had an affair with his barber, then took the kids and decamped to Cleveland. Now, with the help of his Dad (Sinbad), brother Nat (Jones), and best friend, Brittany (Moore), Rel is trying to maintain a good relationship with his kids and find love again, not to mention a new barber.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly in the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — usually the next day, around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
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Note: These are the Live + Same Day Ratings which include “live” viewing plus delayed DVR viewing, up until 3am local time that same night. Ratings marked with an “*” are the fast affiliate ratings and will be updated with the Live+SD numbers when they are made available. Typically, networks get paid for C+3 ratings which includes DVR viewing within three days of the original airing when commercials are watched. Those numbers are rarely released to the press.
What do you think? Do you like the Rel TV series? Should it have been cancelled or renewed for a second season on FOX?
**4/18/2019 Status Update: The Rel TV show has been cancelled. Details here.
Get the moron Shinbad out of the way. Show will be better.
Not as funny as it could be. C+ at best.
Like the show. I hope that it be renewed.
I watched the full season and this show is funny. I hope they do not cancel.
This show is growing on me more and more. The 1st episode or two was a little ruff but it takes awhile to hit your stride. I’d love for this show to continue to find itself. Also, I love Sinbad.
The show is basically pretty good. The actors themselves make the show entertaining. There are some dead moments that can be saved by better writing. Everybody Loves Raymond went through same thing and was very good later. It definitely should not be cancelled. Also the actor that plays rel does not have to always double as another interesting character, spread it out to some other talented actors but still use his premise. The show has a lot of promise.