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NBC Cancels 'The Michael J. Fox Show'

 

NBC Cancels 'The Michael J. Fox Show'

 

Great Scott! In a move that was admittedly obvious since the struggling sitcom drew its first 0.8, NBC has canceled 'The Michael J. Fox Show,' effective immediately.

Just over a week ago, the Peacock dropped the ax on 'MJF's lead-in 'Sean Saves the World,' which I covered here. At the time, I wondered just how soon 'The MJF Show' would itself meet the business end of the ax. It turns out that my prediction (that NBC would air all 22 episodes, then cancel the show) was way off, evidently because I misunderstood a certain facet of Fox's contract with NBC.

It was my understanding that NBC had made an upfront commitment to air a complete season of 22 episodes, but it now appears that NBC was only required to *produce* 22 episodes. What this means is that the three million or so people who watched 'MJF' on a regular basis may now never get to see the seven remaining already filmed episodes, one of which includes the hyped up guest appearance by Fox's 'Back to the Future' co-star Christopher Lloyd.

Following the Winter Olympics in Sochi, the 9-10 p.m. Thursdays slot will be occupied by all-new episodes of 'Hollywood Game Night.' This works out well for NBC, as 'HGN' would have had to vacate its current Monday home once 'The Voice' returned anyway.

If nothing else, I hope 'The Michael J. Fox Show's failure doesn't drive its star back into retirement. Despite the many problems that this particular show had, Fox's performance wasn't one of them.


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Person:
- Michael J. Fox
Show:
- The Michael J. Fox Show
Network:
- NBC

Written by: Michael Stevenson
Feb 5th, 2014, 10:56 am

Images courtesy of NBC

mike1616

Level 1 (62%)
Points: 6.6
Since: 19/Dec/12
Message Posted On Apr 4th, 2014, 5:23 am

C45P3R is wrong, MJF himself has confirmed the show is dead and there is no recusitating it. The remaindr of the episodes will probibly not air at all but will be includes in the DVD Set release. Still no date on that yet.

C45P3R

Level 1
Points: 0.5
Since: 16/Feb/14
Message Posted On Feb 16th, 2014, 8:53 am

Show's not cancelled, just pulled from Thursday night linenup

I'd link to the news article but this site is lame and wont let me, google it.

Anonymous

Message Posted On Feb 8th, 2014, 4:46 am
I wasn't a big fan of the show, but its too bad it didn't work out for MJF. Maybe next time.
Dave09

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Points: 355.5
Mood: artistic
Since: 08/Oct/12
Message Posted On Feb 7th, 2014, 11:41 am

It's a pity 'Doc & Marty' reunion didnt come off, which may or may not raised a few laffs, but it was a reunion of sorts for MJFox coming back to NBC after all those years doing Family Ties as he hasnt changed a bit & i'd say he worked his ass of to try & make it work, even with a dire script.

 

Just recently i saw a S03 ep of Raising Hope on RTE2 of where Christopher Lloyd was in & the ep ended with him in a Delorean & he put the pedal to the medal to reach that magic no of 88mph, but was caught for speeding under 60mph, drat, it just wasnt meant to be, but i'd bet that's not the end of Christopher Lloyd.

Anonymous

Message Posted On Feb 6th, 2014, 6:56 am
Typical Americans...looking inward...never outward....bad luck MJF.
fozzie

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Since: 02/Apr/13
Message Posted On Feb 6th, 2014, 3:34 am

No surprise i just didnt find it funny at all.

saintbernard

Level 1 (14%)
Since: 04/Feb/14
Message Posted On Feb 5th, 2014, 1:01 pm

While I most certainly knew cancellation was in the cards due to the ratings, I'm still sad to see it now as official.  I liked this show and was hoping it could somehow pull up in the ratings so NBC would give it a chance.  Sad to see this news today.  :(

Cuddlepot

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Since: 03/May/12
Message Posted On Feb 5th, 2014, 11:37 am

Aww... :(

 

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