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Michael J. Fox Show Cancelled by NBC

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Michael J. Fox is now a has-been. NBC yanked his show, The Michael J. Fox Show from the network lineup and replaced it with Jane Lynch’s Hollywood Game Night. The Family Ties and Spin City actor is now, once again, a man without a show.

In addition to Fox, his show starred Betsy Brandt in the role of his wife, Annie, as well as Juliette Goglia, Conor Romero and Jack Gore as the couple’s three children. Katie Finneran played Fox’s character’s sister.

Fifteen of The Michael J. Fox Show’s 22 episodes have aired thus far this season. It’s uncertain right now if and when the remaining 7 episodes will air.

Fox won’t be crying alone following NBC’s decision, however. Sean Saves the World has been pulled from the Thursday night lineup as well. Starring Sean Hayes, Sean Saves the World preceded Fox’s show on Thursday nights.

Michael J. Fox didn’t waste any time making plans to get back to work following his show’s cancellation. He has negotiated a return to The Good Wife in his role as Louis Canning. He has signed on for several episodes playing Alicia Florrick’s (played by Julianna Margulies) nemesis in the courtroom.

Are you at all surprised that Michael J. Fox’s NBC show was cancelled? It apparently had faltered in the ratings lately. Some critics said it was difficult at times to understand what Fox was saying. The best comedy writing will definitely fall flat if you can’t understand its delivery.

Since Fox won’t be delivering one liners and zingers as part of The Good Wife it might be a much better fit for the actor.

Big changes are taking place during the next couple of weeks on NBC as the network hosts the Sochi Olympics. One the games end, however, it seems like viewers are in for some big changes.

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Michael J. Fox Show Cancelled by NBC
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  • JaiGuru

    Too bad. But what he really should do is a new Family Ties which follows his role as the father of his own family. The basic concept of the show was "Look what happens when aging hippie liberals move forward in a changing nation which is becoming marginally more conservative". Pendulums swing and all that. Well the time is right to tell that tale in reverse. "Look what happens when aging Reaganaught conservatives move forward with their life in a changing nation which is becoming marginally more liberal." The jokes write themselves and Alex Keaton can easily carry a show that way.

  • WeAreNotAmused

    Sorry, Michael, though part of me is thrilled to see you coming back to TGW. Your work as Louis Canning far surpasses anything you might have done on just another sitcom.

  • alexgo

    Sign the petition asking NBC to renew the show. https://www.change.org/petitions/nbc-renew-the-michael-j-fox-show-for-a-second-season

  • Jennifer Roberton

    Too bad. My husband and I enjoyed the show. I never had any trouble understanding what MJF was saying. I did find most of the other characters annoying though. Good luck to everyone!

  • Columbine Killer Eric Harris

    ARE THEY FUCKING SERIOUS, CANCELLING THIS GREAT SHOW WHILE SHIT LIKE BIG BANG THEORY AND HOW I MET YOUR FUCKING MOTHER IS STILL RUNNING?
    JESUS CHRIST, TALK ABOUT TAKING GOOD SHOWS OFF WHILE GARBAGE STILL REMAINS.
    CANCEL TWO AND A HALF GAY MEN OR GANG BANG THEORY, OR THAT STUPD COP SHOW BROOKLYN NINE NINE, FUCK I'M AMAZED THAT PEICE OF SHIT IS STILL ON THE AIR, CONSIDERING THE ACTORS ACT LIKE FOUR YEAR
    OLDS.
    PATHETIC.
    FUCK NBC, HERE'S WHAT IT REALLY STANDS FOR:
    N:NENATHRALS.
    B:BASTERDS.
    C:CUNTS.
    Natural Selection, fucker's should be shot!
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