Michael J. Fox Show Cancelled by NBC

    February 7, 2014
    Kimberly Ripley

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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Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.