NBC Pulls The Michael J. Fox Show

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NBC Pulls <i>The Michael J. Fox Show</i>

Just a little over a week after the network announced it had halted production on Sean Saves the World, NBC has killed Thursday night companion The Michael J. Fox Show 15 episodes into its inaugural season, Vulture reports. Beginning Feb. 27 (the first Thursday following NBC’s coverage of the Winter Olympics), NBC will instead air the Jane Lynch-hosted game show Hollywood Game Night in the 9 p.m. EST time slot following Community and Parks & Recreation.

Like Sean, The Michael J. Fox Show performed very poorly ratings-wise, but unlike its companion was a straight-to-series order by the Peacock. This means that while the network has pulled the show after just 15 episodes, all 22 episodes ordered have already been shot and wrapped production. There are currently no plans for the remaining seven episodes, though they could air later this spring, as an NBC representative has insisted that Michael J. Fox “is not cancelled. We are looking for a place on the schedule after April 3 [when Hollywood Game Night is scheduled to end its current run].”