‘Michael J. Fox Show’ Yanked by NBC

'Michael J. Fox Show' Yanked by NBC

Remaining episodes will air at some point in the future

Michael J. Fox‘s return to the small screen is over. At least for now.

NBC has pulled “The Michael J. Fox Show” from its Thursday night schedule. ”Hollywood Game Night” will air in place of the series, which also starred “Breaking Bad” alum Betsy Brandt, in the network's Thursday-night slate.

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Production on all 22 episodes of the season has wrapped, with 15 episodes already airing. The remaining episodes will air at some point in the future.

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The series, which starred “Family Ties” alum Fox as New York news anchor Mike Henry, got off to a rough ratings start with its September premiere, earning a 2.1 rating/6 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic — making it the lowest-rated Thursday fall comedy series premiere in the network's history. The premiere earned 7.3 million total viewers.

For its most recent airing Jan. 23, the series had slid to a 0.7/2 with 2.2 million viewers.

  • Justine

    That's really too bad. I found this show amusing.

  • suzette73

    I loved it too!

  • Jay

    This show was clever , smart & funny
    And the kid that played the youngest son, was so funny. The cast was solid !! Story's were strong.

  • badaxe73

    The show is Awesome!!!!!!!!!

  • Donna

    I loved this show. It is getting were I am afraid to like a show because before you know it they yank it off the air. They don't even let them have a final episode to close the show.

  • david

    It did say the 7 remaining episodes will be aired at an unspecified date. Still, too bad.

    If people gave it just one chance, they would have been surprised by the quality scripts, well-formed characters, and genuinely funny moments. I know I was.

  • Fred Britt