As you can now see, cancellation season is officially upon us. Less than a day after handing out a batch of new series orders, FOX has decided to cut ties with three make that FOUR of its freshman comedies, which include Seth MacFarlane’s 'Dads,' 'Enlisted,' 'Surviving Jack' and 'Rake.'
None of these really come as much of a surprise, though we admit to thinking 'Dads' might've had the best shot at another season. But in truth, none of them were doing very well in the ratings department. (Sorry, 'Enlisted,' but it's time to stand down.)
On the plus side, now that Christopher Meloni's free, perhaps he'll think about rejoining his team over at 'Law & Order: SVU.' Please? We hear they just got picked up for another season.
RELATED NEWS: NBC Orders 'Marry Me,' 'Allegiance,' 'State of Affairs' & 'Odyssey' to Series
Additionally, the network has also opted to pass on a few different comedy pilots, such as 'No Place Like Home' (formerly known as 'Here’s Your Damn Family'), 'Fatrick' (from 'Don’t Trust the B— in Apartment 23‘s Nahnatchka Khan), and 'Dead Boss' (starring '30 Rock‘s Jane Krakowski).
Meanwhile, the fates of the network’s 'Sober Companion' and 'Cabot College' comedy pilots are still up in the air.
Those lucky shows that have been saved from the FOX sitcom chopping block include 'New Girl,' 'The Mindy Project,' and 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine,' which all received early renewals from the network, as did the popular Kevin Bacon thriller 'The Following.'