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Michael J. Fox Breaks Silence on NBC Show Struggles: 'I Don't Feel Angry'

Last year, the TV icon -- who was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 1991 -- returned to NBC, which guaranteed him 22 episodes of his comedy ... and yanked it after 15. Now fighting for his show's survival, he tells THR, "I don’t think this journey is finished."              http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/0ZiN_PrXBgc/story01.htm

Freshman Comedy The Michael J. Fox Show Gets Canceled by NBC After 15 Episodes

NBC gives the axe to yet another freshman comedy. Shortly after pulling the plug on Sean Saves The World, fellow new series The Michael J. Fox Show has also been canceled. Another NBC comedy bites the dust! The Michael J. Fox show has officially been canceled, with future unaired episodes pulled completely from the Thursday night sitcom lineup. This news comes shortly after fellow freshman comedy Sean Saves The World also got the boot. It's unclear whether or not the remaining 7 episodes will air at a later date, but in the meantime, the network will fill in its timeslot with episodes of Hollywood Game Night. Are you sad to see Michael J. Fox's TV comeback get the axe? Sound off in the comments and stick with us for more TV scoop from Celebified.

'Hollywood Game Night' moves to Thursdays, bumps 'Sean Saves the World,' 'Michael J. Fox Show'

Thursday nights are going to look a different on NBC, post-Winter Olympics."Hollywood Game Night" will be taking up residence on the network's troubled night, resuming Season 2 on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 9 p.m. ET.Of course, this new time slot for the Jane Lynch-hosted game show means that (essentially canceled) "Sean Saves the World" and "The Michael J. Fox Show" have been removed from NBC's schedule until further notice.An NBC representative confirmed the scheduling move with Zap2it, saying that it remains unclear when (or if) the remaining seven episodes of "The Michael J. Fox" show that have already been filmed will air. The move was first shared (via Twitter) by Vulture's Joe Adalian.... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/02/hollywood-game-night-moves-to-thursdays-bumps-sean-saves-the-world-michael-j-fox-show.html

‘The Michael J. Fox’ Show Cancelled by NBC

At the beginning of the season,  The Michael J. Fox Show  was destined to be a comedy hit for NBC. The sitcom starred a beloved actor, played into family comedy tropes and had heartwarming moments to spare. However, audiences were not charmed, leaving NBC with no choice but to pull the ailing comedy from their lineup. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2014/02/06/the-michael-j-fox-show-cancelled-by-nbc/

TV ratings: 'Rake' premiere OK; 'Vampire Diaries' up for 100th episode

Fast National ratings for Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014New Greg Kinnear dramedy "Rake" premiered on FOX to OK numbers, but it was up against reruns on CBS and lost over 40 percent of viewers from its "American Idol" lead in. "Idol" also dipped slightly from last Thursday's performance. Elsewhere, "The Vampire Diaries" aired its 100th episode and saw a rise in viewership over its last two new episodes.Despite not having two hours of "Idol," FOX still won the night with 9.6 million viewers and a 5.8 rating/9 share in households. CBS' reruns were close behind, however, with 8.8 million viewers and a 5.5/9. The rest of the networks trailed by quite a bit: ABC was third (3.9 million, 2.7/4), NBC fourth (3.2 million, 2.2/3) and The CW fifth (2.2 million, 1.4/2).In the adults 18-49 demo, FOX's 2.5 won easily, followed by CBS (1.9), ABC (1.1), NBC (1.0) and The CW (0.9).Thursday hour by hour:8 p.m.CBS: "The... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/01/tv-ratings-rake-premiere-ok-vampire-diaries-up-for-100th-episode.html

'The Michael J. Fox Show' Season 1, episode 15: Mike and Susan vie to go to 'Sochi'

Many people are keen on attending the upcoming Winter Olympics, including two TV-newsroom rivals.They would be Mike (Michael J. Fox) and Susan (recurring guest star Anne Heche), who compete for the assignment in "Sochi," Thursday's (Jan. 23) episode of NBC's "The Michael J. Fox Show," marking the sitcom's last airing before the network's coverage of the Games begins.Mike decides to "throw my hat into the ring" by studying up on figure skating, believing that going to Russia will help make up for his falling off "the fast track to be a national reporter (until) Parkinson's sidelined me." He gets Annie's (Betsy Brandt) blessing to go, but admits he worries about being away from their kids for several weeks and missing "any special moments."Eve (Juliette Goglia) then enters the kitchen to ask her parents to "keep it down" while she's trying to nap -- prompting Mike to add, "Or I could extend my trip."Or he could... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/01/the-michael-j-fox-show-season-1-episode-15-mike-and-susan-vie-to-go-to-sochi.html

The Michael J. Fox Show (NBC) Episode 15 “Sochi”

The Michael J. Fox Show  episode 15 “Sochi” premiere Thursday, January 23 (9:30-10:00 p.m.) on NBC. Episode Synopsis:  The Michael J. Fox Show Episode 15 “Sochi”- Mike (Michael J. Fox) battles with Susan (guest star Anne Heche) for a chance to cover the Winter Olympics in Sochi, only to realize that small unexpected victories at home are just as worthwhile. Eve (Juliette Goglia) enters a beauty pageant to aggravate Mike and Annie (Betsy Brandt), but after initial setbacks, finds herself taking the contest seriously. Leigh (Katie Finneran) becomes convinced her apartment has a ghost — and that he’s romantically interested in her. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2014/01/23/the-michael-j-fox-show-nbc-episode-15-sochi/

NBC to Flip "The Michael J. Fox Show," "Sean Saves the World" Next Thursday, January 23

The Peacock will try "Michael J. Fox" at 9:01/8:01c followed by "Sean" at 9:31/8:31c on said night. http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2014/01/17/nbc-to-flip-the-michael-j-fox-show-sean-saves-the-world-next-thursday-january-23-106414/20140117nbc04/

TV ratings: 'American Idol' drops from premiere but easily leads Thursday

Fast National ratings for Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014Night two of "American Idol" Thursday saw the show's ratings drop off some from its premiere, but thanks to CBS airing a full night of reruns, FOX led the night by a wide margin. Even though it was a repeat, however, "The Big Bang Theory" beat "Idol" in total viewers in their common half-hour."Idol" also pushed NBC's comedies down, sending "Sean Saves the World" and "The Michael J. Fox Show" to season lows. The Critics' Choice Movie Awards on The CW were in line with their performance from a year ago.FOX averaged 13.2 million viewers and a 7.5 rating/12 share in households in primetime, finishing well ahead of the 7.2 million viewers and 4.5/7 for No. 2 CBS. ABC (3.35 million, 2.3/4) edged NBC (3.1 million, 2.1/3) for third. The CW drew 2 million people and a 1.4/2.FOX's 3.8 rating among adults 18-49 nearly beat the combined total... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/01/tv-ratings-american-idol-drops-from-premiere-but-easily-leads-thursday.html

'The Michael J. Fox Show' Season 1, episode 14: Mike and Annie aim to be one of two neighborly 'Couples'

How do you make, then keep, a friend?For Mike (Fox), the process is fairly easy, at least initially -- to Annie's (Betsy Brandt) relief, since she feels he needs a new pal -- in "Couples," Thursday's (Jan. 16) episode of NBC's "The Michael J. Fox Show."While getting their mail, they encounter a neighbor named Will (guest star Frederick Weller), whose Wi-fi name Annie recognizes. Overhearing them discussing him, he asks Mike, "Wait ... you're not 'Bobby Hull & Oates,' are you?" A pleased Mike replies, "He shoots, he scores!"After they start to go their separate ways, Annie urges her husband to continue the conversation: "You close that. Come on, I'm right behind you." Annie conspicuously vanishes, though, as they resume their chat.Returning from a hockey game later with Will, Mike enthuses he's having "probably the best day of my life" next to the births of his children. He accompanies Will to his apartment and sees... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/01/the-michael-j-fox-show-season-1-episode-14-mike-and-annie-aim-to-be-one-of-two-neighborly-couples.html
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