FOX has recently got rid of all their comedy programs, dropping the hammer on Rake, Dads, Enlisted, and Surviving Jack.
Fox has also decided to pass on the half-hour pilots Fatrick, Dead Boss
and No Place Like Home.
he only television series that were able to make through FOX's metaphorical cancellation axe was Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Fox also plans to renew New Girl
and The Mindy Project.
According to Deadline, the decision to cut the comedies came down to ratings:
Enlisted and Surviving Jack both received pretty decent reviews, and Surviving Jack gets credit for showing us how good a comedy actor Chris Meloni is. But both were mired by dismal ratings. Neither was given a fair shake by being slotted outside of Fox’s Tuesday comedy block. Surviving Jack ran behind an anemic American Idol —which, even in its heyday, has not been able to successfully launch a comedy series. Enlisted got dealt an even harder hand with a Friday time period where it never had a chance.
Since these series were cancelled it definitely opens the door to new comedy series joining the FOX line-up.
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