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NBC Cancels The Michael J. Fox Show

Feb 5, 2014 08:56 PM ET
by Kate Stanhope

Michael J. Fox

NBC has canceled The Michael J. Fox Show, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

As first reported by Vulture, NBC has pulled the remaining new episodes of the freshman sitcom and will instead air new episodes of Hollywood Game Night on Thursdays after the Winter Olympics wrap.

The move comes a week after NBC shut down production on its other low-performing first-year comedy, Sean Saves the World. However, unlike Sean, The Michael J. Fox Show already completed production on its full 22-episode season. It is unknown when the remaining seven episodes will air. (Fifteen installments have aired thus far.)

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The Michael J. Fox Show premiered to 7.5 million viewers and a 2.2 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic. The series steadily dropped throughout its run, drawing just 2.18 million viewers and a 0.7 rating for the Jan. 23 episode.

The series marked Fox’s first role since leaving Spin City in 2000, and was loosely based on Fox‘s own life. The five-time Emmy winner played a beloved local newsman, Mike Henry, who returns to work after giving up his career years earlier after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

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