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NBC shelves ‘The Michael J. Fox Show’

(L-R) Cast members of "The Michael J. Fox Show" Ana Nogueira, Juliette Goglia, Michael J. Fox, Jack Gore, Conor Romero, Wendell Pierce and Katie Finneran attend NBC's 2013 Fall Launch Party Hosted By Vanity Fair at The Standard Hotel on September 16, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images) Photo: Image by Getty Images

NBC shelves ‘The Michael J. Fox Show’

By Phyllis Stark. CREATED Feb 5, 2014

After a much ballyhooed return to series television for actor Michael J. Fox, NBC has shelved his series, “The Michael J. Fox Show,” after 15 episodes.

According to Variety, “NBC has yanked the struggling comedy . . . from its Thursday lineup, effectively pulling the series from its schedule.
 
“NBC shot a total of 22 episodes of the half-hour Fox [show] this past year, but it never caused much of a ratings ripple,” Variety reports. “It was believed that NBC might stick with ‘Michael J. Fox’ a bit longer, if only because it gave the show a straight-to-series order of 22 episodes and they had all been shot. It’s unclear if and when the Peacock might air the remaining episodes.”
 
Adds Variety, “‘The Michael J. Fox Show’ marked the return of Fox to NBC, where he was a Thursday night mainstay in the ’80s with ‘Family Ties.’”
Phyllis Stark

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Phyllis Stark is the Digital Executive Producer - National Content for Journal Broadcast Group.