Though not entirely surprising given NBC's earlier move to cancel struggling freshman Thursday comedy 'Sean Saves the World,' the network has officially pulled the plug on its more high-profile 'Michael J. Fox Show.' The veteran 'Family Ties' and 'Back to the Future' star had completed work on the 22-episode order, though the remaining episodes may never see the light of day.
The Michael J. Fox Show
For all the heads and attention NBC managed to garner this year with buzzy programming like 'The Sound of Music' live and upcoming 'Rosemary's Baby' remake, it's no secret that its Thursday comedy lineup has tanked to the point that 'Community' and 'Parks and Recreation' are considered the prize-winners. To that end, the Peacock has officially pulled production on Sean Hayes sitcom 'Sean Saves the World,' despite additional episodes ordered.
Well, that didn't take long. We admittedly haven't paid very much attention to Michael J. Fox's big TV return in 'The Michael J. Fox Show' since its premiere, but somehow, we imagine their latest stunt casting arrives to address exactly that. Michael's famous 'Back to the Future' co-star Christopher Lloyd will once again reunite with the former Marty McFly for an upcoming episode, but can they really take us back in time?
Though it seemed preposterous only a year ago, 'Back to the Future' star Michael J. Fox will soon return to TV full time this fall with NBC's aptly titled 'The Michael J. Fox Show.' The series itself won't actually premiere until September 26, behind the 'Parks and Recreation' season 6 debut, but NBC has offered up an inside look into the new series so the actor can speak in his words about the decision to return to the spotlight.
After wrapping up one of its last major midseason holdings in the 'Hannibal' finale, NBC has officially jumped into fall 2013 territory to set their upcoming premiere schedule. Among the highlights, 'Parks and Recreation' will jump across the pond from D.C. to London for its hour-long sixth season opener, while Jonathan Rhys-Meyer's 'Dracula' will bow in October, understandably.
Yesterday NBC laid out its fall lineup for viewers, retooling its Thursday nights in particular to lead a new comedy block building up to Michael J. Fox's new show, the aptly named 'The Michael J. Fox Show.' Among the new offerings include the long-awaited Johnathan Rhys-Meyers' 'Dracula' and 'Office' vet James Spader's 'The Blacklist,' but how would you like to check out the trailers of NBC's newest series? Get inside for your NBC fall preview!
We'd be hard pressed to say who had the most brutal of cancellations and fruitful pickups between the five major networks this weekend, but few would offer that NBC had any undeserved ends. Even so, the peacock has become the first among the five to set its major schedule, moving 'Revolution' and 'Parenthood' to new nights, scheduling Jonathan Rhys-Meyers 'Dracula' for fall and moving 'Community' and more to midseason! Get the lowdown on NBC's new lineup inside!