The Michael J Fox Show Pulled From NBC, Replaced With Jane Lynch Show
NBC’s struggling Thursday lineup just took another blow. After suddenly shutting down production on Sean Hayes’s comedy Sean Saves The World, effectively canceling it, the network has pulled the remaining episodes of The Michael J. Fox Show, according to Hollywood Reporter. The two freshman shows will be replaced by Hollywood Game Night, the hour-long game show hosted by Glee star Jane Lynch.
So far, the network has aired 15 of the 22 episodes ordered and in the can. It’s unclear at this time if they plan to move the show to another night or if it’s been canceled. In either case, there is also no word yet whether the remaining seven episodes will air on the network.
Michael J. Fox’s return to NBC was highly anticipated after the actor took a long hiatus from acting in order to spend more time with family and get his Parkinson’s disease symptoms under control. Though the show opened to respectable ratings in September, reviews from critics were lukewarm at best, and viewership has fallen sharply from 7.5 million during the show’s premiere to a low of 2 million for its 14th episode.
Are you bummed about the possible cancellation of The Michael J. Fox Show, or do you think the network is making the right decision?