Report: 'The Cleveland Show' Canceled by FOX

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April 17th, 2013


TVLine, via Cartoon Brew and The Animation Guild's blog, reports that FOX's animated series The Cleveland Show has been canceled. A FOX representative claims that the network has not made a decision about the show's future. Given the lengthy amount of time it takes to produce an animated episode, even if production has ceased some new episodes could air next season.

  • Jeff (Canada)

    Coming next season: Cleveland returns to Quahog! With his family, and probably a few of his neighbours.

  • Aaron

    Doesn’t surprise me since they’ve waited a while to announce a new season. I actually like the show but I’m disappointed to see it go.

  • Rollie Dethloff

    I could see Clevland coming back to Quahog, but the others will probably fade into the mist, except for maybe Donna.

  • RandyL

    Goodbye, no one’s gonna miss The Cleveland Show. He’s gonna go back on Family Guy with his family, and life will go on.

  • Ram510

    This show beer should have happened in the first place. Too bad Family Guy is so unpleasant now that even if Cleveland returns I’m probably still not going to watch. Too little too late

  • David

    Good riddance!

  • TV Viewer

    Tim the bear from The Cleveland Show say hello to Zap2it’s Cancellation bear.

  • Justin121


    Can’t wrap my head around how they thought this would work.

  • Marius

    @TV Viewer: Bear fight?

    I’m thinking Family Guy is going to end with The Simpsons (presuming that the 2013-2014 year is in fact their final season), the show seems to be creatively drained and new writers have not helped. Reintroducing Cleveland (Mike Henry, who physically hasn’t left, per se) is moot at this point.

  • The End

    Bill, take a bow. Yet another show you accurately called as doomed to cancelation, some people questioned you, when they should of had faith. Kudos Sir.

  • ToXiX

    The only question now is, who gets the 7:30 slot when Murder Police premieres.

    American Dad or Bob’s Burgers?

  • Dan

    What I don’t understand about the article is that it says “some new episodes will air next season” a total of 88 episodes have been produced 22 Season 1, 22 season 2, 24 season 3, and 20 season 4. All episodes will have been aired by May 19, so there are no leftover episodes.

  • TV Viewer


    In a way the bears have already fought and Zap2it’s Cancellation Bear is the winner and Tim the bear from The Cleaveland Show is the loser.

    Although that would be funny if they actually showed them fighting on the series finale of the program.

  • Dan

    @Toxix – Probably American Dad, and Bob’s Burgers will shift to 9:30. BB usually airs 22 episodes each season while American Dad airs 18-19, plus AD usually gets pushed back to 7:30. or AD could go on hiatus.

  • Sonny Chauvato

    good news

  • TV Viewer

    Here’s some more ways to end the series (in addition to having the Cancellation Bear on the last episode):

    Have Cleveland Brown say “No, No, No” over and over again at the end of the show, as he used to do on Family Guy when something bad would happen to him.

    Have him hit on the head by a golf ball and he finds out he’s back in Rhode Island, (and on The Family Guy), and that his time in Virginia was only a dream, similar to (Bob) Newhart’s last episode.

  • Dave

    AD has probably 2 seasons worth of episodes, so even if it does go “on hiatus” we still would have easily 2 years’ worth of episodes to watch.

  • FredFlintstone

    I thought “The Flintstones” reboot was postponed indefinitely.

  • Herb Finn

    It’s all down to Raitings – why air new Cleveland Show episodes when they could fill the slot with reruns of the other shows.

    God, I hope he doesn’t come back to FAMILY GUY.

  • Jim

    Does anyone know exactly how long the production time of one episode of an animated series is compared to the production time of one episode of a live-action series?

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