NBC Drops Other Comeback Comedy; “Michael J Fox Show” Cancelled

Update: While “Michael J Fox” has been pulled from its Thursday night timeslot, NBC sources deny that it has been formally cancelled. The network is reportedly looking for another timeslot in which to, at the very least, air the show’s remaining first season episodes.

NBC’s failure to secure the Thursday Night Football package was not a sign that the network is staying the course.

Sources confirmed Wednesday that the Peacock has officially dropped “The Michael J. Fox” show from its schedule. The move follows NBC’s decision to cancel “Sean Saves the World,” another comeback project (for Sean Hayes in that case).

Despite a full season’s worth of hype, “Fox” premiered to mediocre ratings this fall. It quickly tanked from that unimpressive level and made NBC’s shockingly low-rated “Community” and “Parks & Recreation” look impressive by comparison.

EW reports that “Hollywood Game Night” will take over the timeslot.

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