NBC 'Michael J. Fox Show' Canceled in Mid-Season Over Ratings

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Thursday, 06 Feb 2014 11:04 AM

By Alexandra Ward

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NBC has dropped "The Michael J. Fox Show" from its lineup before the end of the sitcom's first season after it failed to even make a dent in the ratings.

The network announced this week that "Hollywood Game Night" will fill "The Michael J. Fox Show's" Thursday night spot starting Feb. 27, Variety reported. Until then, the Winter Olympics will air for the first three weeks of the month.

"The Michael J. Fox Show" premiered in September, but its last airing on Jan. 23 drew only a measly 2.2 million viewers and a disappointing 0.7 rating among adults 18-49. Only 15 of the 22 episodes shot have aired and it's not yet clear what NBC will do with the remaining shows.

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NBC has been struggling for months to find a successful Thursday night comedy lineup. Two weeks ago the network also pulled Sean Hayes' "Sean Saves the World" sitcom.

Last month, NBC exec Robert Greenblatt expressed his frustration at the 2014 Winter TCA Press Tour.

"We're really unhappy we can't find an audience for them in those time periods," he said. "We're still going to work hard to see what we can do on Thursday nights, but it's a real uphill battle."

"The Michael J. Fox Show" comedy was a take on Fox's real life — he played a middle-aged man trying to make a television comeback after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

Fox himself announced in 1999 that he'd been diagnosed with the degenerative disorder of the central nervous system. He previously starred in TV's "Family Ties" and "Spin City" and in the "Back to the Future" films.

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