FOX has reportedly cancelled their mid-season replacement comedy Us & Them. According to Deadline, the network has shut down production on the romantic comedy and isn’t going to produce any new episodes.
For now, the network says that they plan to air the seven installments (six plus the pilot) that have been filmed but the show is done. The cast has been told they can take other roles.
Apparently the network felt that the tone of the romantic comedy was too soft to fit in with the rest of their comedies. FOX also feels they already have enough other mid-season sitcoms with shows like Surviving Jack and Enlisted waiting in the wings.
Us & Them has been described as a single-camera ensemble comedy that follows a pair of young lovers (Jason Ritter and Alexis Bledel) whose relationship is complicated by their each having an unusual group of friends. The rest of the cast includes Ashlie Atkinson, Dustin Ybarra, Jane Kaczmarek, Kerri Kenney-Silver, and Kurt Fuller.
What do you think? Are you sorry that Us & Them has been shut down? Will you watch the episodes if FOX airs them?