'The Michael J. Fox Show' Canceled by NBC, 'Hollywood Game' Night' To Air Thursdays at 9PM After the Olympics

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February 5th, 2014


NBC has canceled The Michael J. Fox Show after 15 episodes. Hollywood Game Night will air Thursday at 9PM beginning February 27, Vulture reports. The game show will replace the low rated Sean Saves the World and The Michael J. Fox Show, which have been pulled from NBC's schedule. Sean Saves the World had already been canceled, while NBC committed to 22 episodes of The Michael J. Fox Show before the season began. NBC has not announced when or if the unaired episodes of Sean Saves the World and The Michael J. Fox show will air.

  • RJC

    SSTW was not a dramedy. It may not have been that funny, but that was not intentional. I wouldn’t call MJFS a dramedy, either, although I suppose it’s closer to being one than SSTW was.

    Mid-last decade, NBC aired The Apprentice from 9-10 and ER from 10-11 on Thursday nights; that may have been the last time NBC didn’t have 2 hours of sitcoms on the night (although I may be missing something).

  • Moses Kim

    Another one bites the dust…

  • soggybiscuit


  • RJC

    None of them were worth keeping alive, quite frankly.

  • Garebelman

    Thank you! I knew ithad been a while. Maybe they will learn, their 2 hour block isn’t working anymore now

  • Garebelman

    Thank you Ultima! I have always thought they need to get rid of the 2 hour block as it hasn’t worked in a long while way before this

  • Ken Kerns

    I’m far more upset with USA cancelling Psych than I am NBC finally dumping the unfunny MJFS and SSTW,

  • nick4bty

    They should’ve tried Celebrity Apprentice Thursday at 9pm.

  • Paul

    NBC saw that CBS is going to dominate Thursdays next year. Time to make some changes. Might as well start now by trying out anti-comedy on Thursdays.

  • RJC

    I did miss something – in fall 2006, NBC aired My Name is Earl at 8, The Office at 8:30, Deal or No Deal at 9 and ER at 10, and in the winter of 2008, according to one source they had no comedies for at least a brief time (Deal or No Deal at 8, Celebrity Apprentice at 9, Lipstick Jungle at 10). So it’s been around 6 years.

  • Cory Smith

    I really tried to give this show a chance. I watched at least the first 5 episodes. It just wasn’t very funny.

  • Ultima

    Thursday Night Football on CBS is going to make things easier for the other networks, not harder.

  • OutOfSync

    So true, with the sole exception being the daughters beauty contest/Sochi Olympics episode.

  • Mauro Ferreira Rebouças

    Are they obliged to air it in primetime?
    they could air it really, really late, like 02:00 AM.
    Otherwise, the contract may have breaking clauses, and contractual penalties of some sort.

  • Cory Willis

    Saw it coming, but it’s a shame. I really felt it was finding its groove in the last couple of episodes.

  • Eric McInnis

    I always assumed Crossbones will air in the summer, probably after AGT.

  • GreatTVDude

    Same here and it’s sad because I love MJF. I really wanted it to work, but it’s just not a good comedy. I already watch too much TV as is so if something’s not good, I can’t stick around for long. I hope MJF finds work again as he’s a great guy.

  • StevenD

    According to Deadline, HGN is scheduled till April 3rd. Undateable or Crossbones will probably go in afterwards I’d imagine.

  • Tom Shaw

    There’s still 7 episodes left of Community, which gets them through at least mid April.

    Undateable may just be in holding because they have no faith in it, Growing Up Fisher, or both.

  • $7527696

    Sigh…. The Michael J. Fox Show had become one of my favorites and
    I’d hoped it would at least make it through to the end of the current

    Hopefully, both the aired and unaired episodes will SOON
    find a home on Netflix, Hulu, or one of the other reasonably priced
    streaming video services.

    Are actors and actresses starting to view NBC as the The Bermuda Triangle of television?

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