NBC: 'The Michael J Fox Show' Is Likely To Be Canceled

Categories: Cancel/Renew Index,Cancel/Renew NBC Shows

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November 5th, 2013

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Our Renew / Cancel Index predicts potential renewal or cancellation for scripted broadcast primetime shows by the end of the 2013-14 season in May, 2014. (includes results from September 16-November 3, 2013):

Program Status Renew/ Cancel Index
Welcome To The Family* canceled 0.52
Ironside* canceled 0.61
Sean Saves The World :oops: 0.68
Parks & Recreation :| :| :| 0.75
Parenthood :| :| :| 0.81
The Michael J. Fox Show :cry: :cry: 0.86
Revolution :| :| :| 0.90
Dracula (F) :) :) :) :) 0.92
Grimm (F) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 0.98
Law & Order: SVU :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.13
Chicago Fire :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.41
The Blacklist :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 1.92

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NBC demonstrated that they're not reluctant to sweep out an entire class of rookie sitcoms. They did it last season (plus Whitney!).

Now the Cancellation Bear is predicting they'll do it again this season (at least for the sitcoms premiered so far this Fall).

Welcome to the Family has already been devoured by the bear, and Sean Saves The World is certain to be. Now the bear's moving The Michael J Fox Show to "likely to be canceled" as well.

Dracula's second episode ratings drop should worry fans, but it's still got a bit of a cushion before the bear gets within range. Stay tuned.

Better to Follow The Bear, Than Be Chased By Him. You can follow the Cancellation Bear on Twitter via @TheCancelBear. The Cancellation Bear will retweet all the Renew/Cancel Index post titles and links as well as engage in a little more back and forth banter than we do on our standard @TVbytheNumbers Twitter feed.
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*shows no longer on the air have their Renew/Cancel Index "frozen" at the point they left the schedule.

Notes:

  • :oops: - certain to be cancelled by May, 2014
  • :cry: :cry:- more likely to be cancelled than renewed by May, 2014
  • :| :| :| - toss up between renewal or cancellation by May, 2014
  • :) :) :) :) - more likely to be renewed than cancelled by May, 2014
  • :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: - certain to be renewed by May, 2014

The Renew/Cancel Index is the ratio of a scripted show's new episode adults 18-49 ratings relative to the new episode ratings of the other scripted shows on its own network. It's calculated by dividing a show's new episode Live+Same Day adults 18-49 average rating by the Live+Same Day new episode average of all the new scripted show episodes on the show's own network. The network's average ratings in the calculation are not time weighted (ex. hour long shows are not weighted twice what 30 minute shows are).

(F) -Fridays: Shows airing on Fridays were renewed with significantly lower than average Indexes.

How have the Renew / Cancel Index Worked Out In Past Seasons? See all the Renew / Cancel Index predicted renewals and cancellations from recent past television seasons.

 
  • Connor

    NOOOO I can’t live without Parenthood!

  • k:Alex

    All the comedies this season so far are dead.
    The combination of Community and Parks&Rec could safe something, but that’s it until February.

  • Russ

    In spite of the  fact that Revolution clearly has poor ratings, I believe that if it remains stable, it stands a good chance of securing a third (and thus likely fourth) season. It’s out performing all of the comedies, it has stable ratings and will probably match Grimm/Dracula ratings for the year (give or take a little bit). I think NBC will recognize that and renew it, provided it doesn’t collapse any further.

  • Thais Pereira

    NOOOOOO. Please, Parenthood need to be renewed

  • Marc

    Bring back Whitney!

  • gerry

    i bet nbc is kicking themselves for the comedy cancellation slaughter last spring, with pretty much all of their new comedies failing miserably. or maybe not. i guess they’ll just keep throwing new comedies at us until one of them sticks..?

    @ connor

    parenthood is only on the bubble. its been on the bubble for most of its run, i don’t see a need to worry yet, with so much else failing.

  • Jonay

    When should we hear about Sean Saves the World and if they will replace it or order more episodes

  • Erwan From France

    Please NBC, Oh please !!!! Don’t cancel Parenthood !!!! I’m beging you !!!!!!!!

  • JJ

    Networks will probably announce renewals very soon because most of the new series are probably close to filming there 13 episode initial orders.

  • Wright

    Revolution, Grimm and Dracula for renewal please and thank you!!!!

  • Cyrax86

    @JJ, But the fate of every show is decided by the networks except Sean Saves the World. For that one I just expect it won’t appear on the midseason schedule.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “Networks will probably announce renewals very soon because most of the new series are probably close to filming there 13 episode initial orders.”

    Not renewals, but full season orders for most NBC [I stand corrected] Sean Saves The World, and all CW shows remain to be announced. I’d expect them for any remaining shows in the next 2.5 weeks.

  • Dan S

    Ugh Dracula, I’ve given up after 2 episodes. I’m sure it’ll continue to bleed viewers in the weeks ahead. I’ve stuck with MJF but that show just isn’t clicking & I’ll likely give up watching soon anyway. Hopefully when About A Boy premieres it won’t disappoint & become a ratings winner for NBC.

  • Cyrax86

    @Bill, The Blacklist & The Michael J. Fox Show have 22 episodes ordered, Dracula is a limited season with 10 episodes. Ironside & Welcome to the Family were pulled so Sean Saves the World is the only one undecided.

  • RJ

    I think NBC ordered four more scripts of Sean Saves the World, we should be hearing relatively soon whether it will order those to be filmed and/or order more. They have a fair amount of midseason comedies. In addition to Community returning to Thursday, they currently have About a Boy and Growing Up Fisher scheduled to air after The Voice on Tuesdays and they also have Undateable in the tank; some of those could be put on Thursday.

  • Oliver

    @Bill Gorman
    Not renewals, but full season orders for most NBC, and all CW shows remain to be announced. I’d expect them for any remaining shows in the next 2.5 weeks.
    NBC has already made a decision on everything but Sean.

    NBC has 4 freshman scripted shows on its sked. Blacklist got a back 9, Michael J Fox was ordered with a full season commitment and Dracula is a co-pro. That leaves Sean.

  • Shepherd

    NBC needs to cancel P&R too, but they can’t and wont. Personally, I say MJF is certain to be cancelled, but that’s just me.

  • Ultima

    @Connor
    NOOOO I can’t live without Parenthood!

    Can I have your stuff? ;)

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “NBC has already made a decision on everything but Sean.

    NBC has 4 freshman scripted shows on its sked. Blacklist got a back 9, Michael J Fox was ordered with a full season commitment and Dracula is a co-pro. That leaves Sean.”

    Correct you are. Only Sean is still in doubt re: full season order.

  • E

    Terrible decision by NBC to give the Michael J Fox show a full season before it aired one episode. What network exec in their right minds would do such a thing? After seeing the pilot I knew this was bad and would get worse.

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