FOX Cuts 'The Goodwin Games' Episode Order

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November 2nd, 2012

Is the FOX midseason comedy The Goodwin Games already scared of  the Cancellation Bear? The network has cut the show's episode order from 13 to 7, reports TVLine. FOX claims the cut has nothing to do with the quality of the show. It's simply a scheduling issue. Since the network has ordered two extra episodes of New Girl and The Mindy Project, there is less room for Goodwin Games.

  • joel

    Yes! Tasteless premise.

  • Chris L

    Fox’s Tuesday schedule has been interrupted by one of the debates and the need to fix the mess that happened to The X-Factor. Not all of its sitcoms have aired an equal number of episodes.

    But one upside is that it may be more likely that The Goodwin Games will get to air its season surrounded by original episodes instead of being a island of a new episode amongst repeats.

    So long as it doesn’t fall fast (assuming it debuts to a decent number), it should outrun the Cancellation Bear.

  • Renven8er

    What smart they are… Yeah, i forgot, it’s true, Ben&Kate and The Mindy Project are two giant hits, so let’s not give a shot to The Goodwin Games.

    SERIOUSLY, what the hell is wrong at the fox?

  • Ultima

    @Chris L
    Not all of its sitcoms have aired an equal number of episodes.

    Episodes left (assuming no additional orders)

    The Mindy Project – 20
    Raising Hope – 19
    New Girl – 18
    Ben & Kate – 13
    The Goodwin Games – 7

  • Fourat

    Ben and kate is the worst sitcom ever it will be canceled

  • tv#1

    Personally I think Fox needs to cut its two hour comedy block on Tuesdays. I am surprised they are happy with that night’s current ratings. They seem pretty low to me. Fox should move Glee back to Tuesdays at 8, and then place The Goodwin Games & Raising Hope together on Thursdays after Idol. Ben and Kate can be shipped to Sundays at 7:30.

  • Eric

    Seriously? How are they going to order a full season of Ben & Kate (one of the worst comedies this season) and cut the episodes of The Goodwin Games (which actually looks hilarious and looks very promising)? Maybe it’s just me, but these networks are acting ridiculous about their new comedies. The only new comedy that I even enjoyed was The Mindy Project… and even that really isn’t all that amazing. Ben & Kate, The New Normal, Guys with Kids, and The Neighbors are all just so bad. But the one show that actually looks promising gets an episode cut? That’s ridiculous.

  • joel

    @ “FOX claims the cut has nothing to do with the quality of the show.”

    Where there’s smoke there’s fire. What I know is when somebody has to go out of their way to claim it has nothing to do with the quality of the show, it has something to do with the quality of the show.

  • Travis

    @Justin121 If you’re implying that FOX will renew all of its sitcoms this season, you are an insane person.

  • Justin121

    I’m implying FOX doesn’t have to cancel all of its sitcoms this season.

    No need to be rude.

  • ron

    No whyyy that series looked interesting why making it seven ¬¬

  • Hubert R.

    oh, that sucks, I didn’t really like any of new comedies this season, but this one looks more promising, and the premise is fresh.

    I expect the show will air with a really weak lead-in now. will get a second season order, bu will not manage to have 3rd season.

  • S. Foley

    the Goodwin Games is a quality comedy. Heartwarming, character driven and funny. This reduced order is a bummer for all involved but I hope FOX airs the 7 we’ve shot. I’ve seen a few cuts and they look awesome. I may have a slight bias.

  • Joseph

    Save “Goodwin Games” ’til next Summer and aggressively promote it!

    That way, it will become a smash hit since it’s competition will be mostly reruns.

  • ToXiX

    After this, FOX deserves to be the lowest of the big 4 this season.
    Major props to NBC for digging themselves out of the hole they were in last season.

    I Hate My Teenage Daughter was way better than B&K or Mindy Project.

    The only good thing that comes out of this is that BK & MP will both continue to fail and that may save GG.

  • Max

    Let’s not forget that Apartment 23 aired 7 episodes last season and got renewed on ABC.
    Might be the same case here.

  • Kenny

    Parks & Rec also had a short 6 episode season 1

  • Oliver

    Simplifies their scheduling but can’t help but think Fox are unhappy with what they have seen.

    Summer retool, anybody?

  • Kaylie

    The Goodwin Games looks like a really heartwarming show. I really hope they air it after American Idol.

  • ivan

    that show is soo good fox its not normal doing that ben and kate sucks and the mindy projdect its also not so good but the goodwin games its good but they will kill it like they do with everything good

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