It would seem as if the good people over at Fox have been swinging their rather large cancellation axe once again. According to Deadline, three of the network’s new comedies; Dads, Surviving Jack, and Enlisted have all made their way to the Fox chopping block.
Honestly, the cancellation of Dads comes as quite a surprise. The Seth MacFarlane series starring Giovanni Ribisi and Seth Green has held its weight in terms of the laughs. Towards the end of the season, most fans of the show felt that it was in a secure position to receive a re-up from the network, but apparently, that would never come to pass. Unfortunately, this would not be the first time that the network has cancelled a show that viewers have loved. Anyone remember that little show named Firefly or Alcatraz?
While Surviving Jack was incredibly funny and really showcased the fact that Law & Order: SVU’s Christopher Meloni could handle himself outside of a dramatic role, there is another series on the air right now with a similar feel to it. The NBC series Growing Up Fisher has a very similar feel to it, and is positioned in a much more favorable night of the week for comedy series.
The third series to meet the mighty axe of Fox is the comedy Enlisted. The story centered on Sgt. Pete Hill, who after returning from Afghanistan, would be sent to Florida in order to oversee the squad his two brothers were a member of. While the series was rather entertaining, it just couldn’t seem to bring in the numbers that the network was looking for.
Unfortunately, this is the point in the year when a show has to sink or swim, and it would seem as if Fox has decided to send these three shows down to Davey Jones’ locker.
What do you think of Fox’s decision to cancel these three comedies? Is there one (or all) of them that you wish would have been renewed for a second season? Let us know what you think in the comments below.