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'The Michael J. Fox Show' pulled from NBC schedule

UPDATE: Michael J. Fox’s TV hot streak seems to have ended: The Michael J. Fox Show has been pulled from the NBC schedule and replaced on Thursday night by Hollywood Game Night, EW confirmed Wednesday night.

The actor, who was on Family Ties in the ’80s and Spin City in the late ’90s, hasn’t yet made it through one season of his anticipated return to television; 15 of the show’s 22 episodes have played so far, and there’s no word yet when or if the rest will air. Sean Saves the World, which NBC had already announced was canceled, has also been pulled from the Thursday night lineup.

At last month’s Television Critics Association press tour, The Michael J. Fox Show and Sean Saves the World were notably absent from NBC’s prime-time hype reel. At the time, network chairman Robert Greenblatt said he wasn’t happy with Fox‘s recent 0.6 adult demo rating, adding that the show faced an “uphill battle.”

UPDATE: Michael J. Fox returning to ‘The Good Wife’

Portia de Rossi to guest-star in three episodes of 'Sean Saves the World' as... -- EXCLUSIVE

There’s going to be an interesting Development on Sean Saves the World: Portia de Rossi has signed on to guest-star in three episodes of Sean Hayes’ NBC comedy, EW has learned. The Arrested Development star will play Sean’s smart, high-powered ex-wife who re-enters his life.
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'Sean Saves the World': It's mom versus the best friend -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Sometimes best friends and moms don’t mix, especially when you’re a single, gay dad.

On the next episode of Sean Saves the World, Sean’s best friend Liz and his mom Lorna duke it out over Sean’s affections. Watch the exclusive clip below:

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NBC's Fall Schedule Announcement: A snap judgement

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You know that a network has stopped taking risks when they start billing Michael J. Fox as their biggest, buzziest star. Yes, the artist formerly known as Alex P. Keaton (and currently know as an Emmy-magnet guest star) will return to NBC this fall, right back where he started with Family Ties, to star in his new sitcom, The Michael J. Fox Show, which kicks off a whole new family-themed Thursday night. That means no more witty, career-minded single ladies and cult-movie-referencing twentysomethings on Must-See TV. (Parks and Recreation is still around, but it’s been moved to the 8:00 PM sudden-death time slot, opposite The Big Bang Theory.) Instead, we get Fox, alongside the blended-family comedy Welcome to the Family, and Sean Hayes starring as a divorced gay dad on Sean Saves the World, all capped off with an hour of Parenthood. Aiming squarely down the middle of American brows this year, NBC is also bringing back some recognizable faces from decades past (Fox! Blair Underwood for Ironside! James Spader for The Blacklist!), along with a certain brand of comedy that hasn’t changed much since that time. You want jokes about parents tricking their kids into eating vegetables? You’ve got it! You want something a little edgier? Go watch AMC.













THE MICHAEL J FOX SHOW
The good news? Michael J. Fox’s new show comes from writer/executive producer Sam Laybourne (Cougar Town) and co-stars the great Betsy Brandt, who brings such sad and funny suffering-wife pathos to the role of Marie on Breaking Bad. The bad news? Despite the fact that it was inspired by Fox’s real-life battle with Parkinson’s, it looks like any other bland, what-is-this-family-coming-to-if-we-can’t-sit-down-to-eat-dinner-together? comedy, and the teaser clip just isn’t that funny. Be warned: there will be kale jokes.

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