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Here's some news that isn't exactly freakin' sweet.

Some sources are already reporting that The Cleveland Show has been canceled, according to Entertainment Weekly

In fact, The Animation Guild declares that the show has indeed been given the axe. Sadness!

But not so fast. Fox has issed a statement to say that the show is not yet canceled. 

However, the network's statement more or else seems to be delaying the inevitable and buying the network some time until its May upfronts presentation to advertisers, when it will announce its official schedule for the coming fall season.

Fox will only say that it is planning to air new episodes through next month.

In fact, no new episodes of The Cleveland Show have been ordered for next fall, whereas all of the other animated shows on Fox's Sunday night lineup have already been given orders for new episodes. Fox's animated shows need a lot of time to produce new episodes. 

Plus, Cleveland Show's ratings this season have been pretty abysmal, with only an average of 3.3 million people tuning in each week.

Still, Fox sometimes will wait until the last minute to order new episodes of its animated shows. Both King of the Hill and Family Guy had been given the axe previously by the network before Fox changed its mind and brought them back.

Plus, getting cut by Fox isn't necessarily the end of the road for a show. In 2003, it canceled Futurama, and the show returned with new episodes on Comedy Central in 2008.

The Cleveland Show is finishing up its fourth season and is a spinoff of The Family Guy.

We're thinking this news will be tough for fans to bear. (Get it  "bear"? Because the show has a bear on it?)

Source: EW