Though NBC has pulled The Michael J. Fox Show from their schedule without any set plans to bring it back, an excutive producer, the co-creator, and one of the sitcom’s co-stars says that the series hasn’t been cancelled.
Juliette Goglia, who plays daughter Eve Henry on the low-rated sitcom, tweeted, “Hey- The Michael J. Fox Show is NOT canceled! NBC will put out clarification- they are looking for a better time slot for us. Don’t fret!”
Co-creator Sam Laybourne confirmed, “Thanks everyone for the kind words about the MJF Show but we have not been cancelled. Just off schedule for now. Looking for another slot.”
Executive producer Alex Reid, tells the Philadelphia Daily News, “We were told last week that they were going to take us off the Thursdays schedule and they were trying to find a better place for us.” Reid hopes that it will be paired with one of NBC’s mid-season comedies (Growing Up Fisher or About a Boy(, that one will be a hit and will bring in more viewers.
That seems highly unlikely considering many viewers have tried the show (7.5 million tuned in to the premiere) and decided that it just wasn’t for them. Viewership has been dwindling over the season and fewer than two million tuned in to watch the January 16th installment. In short, it would take a major ratings miracle.
The cast and crew completed filming their 22 episodes last year and, based on the terrible ratings, there’s just no way that NBC will be ordering any more. Had they not committed to 22 episodes when they bought the series last year, they probably wouldn’t have made all of them.
In the end, let’s hope that NBC releases the remaining episodes at some point. That’s most likely all fans of the show are going to get.
What do you think? Do you hope that NBC airs the remaining episodes? Do you think there’s any real chance of the show being renewed for a second season?