FOX is doing a housecleaning of its live-action comedies.
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “The Last Man on Earth” and “The Mick” were all canceled Thursday. Coupled with the previously announced ending of “New Girl,” that means the majority of the network’s live-action comedies this season won’t be around next year.
There’s no word yet on rookies “LA to Vegas” and “Ghosted,” the latter of which hasn’t aired since January.
All three shows put up marginal ratings this season, with “Last Man” averaging a 0.8 same-day rating among adults 18-49 and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and “The Mick” both at 0.7. With a week of delayed viewing, “Nine-Nine” and “The Mick” improved to 1.3 and “Last Man” to 1.2.
“Nine-Nine,” which is produced by Universal TV, had the longest run of the bunch at five seasons. Its finale is scheduled for May 20. “The Last Man on Earth” ran for four seasons — and ended on a cliffhanger with its May 6 finale. “The Mick” wrapped its second season early April.
FOX has thus far picked up one new comedy for next season, “The Cool Kids.” It’s also in talks for a revival of “Last Man Standing,” which ABC canceled a year ago.
The three axed shows bring the number of series canceled in 2017-18 to 45.