As this month’s Upfronts presentations shake things up for networks, Fox cancels four freshmen series: Dads, Enlisted, Surviving Jack, and Rake.
Dads, which notched all of zero percent on the Tomatometer, was the highest-profile series to get the axe this week. In spite of Seth MacFarlane’s camp running the show, and a respectable amount of comedic star power with Seth Green, Giovanni Ribisi, and Martin Mull, Dads failed to impress critics and audiences alike. Part of Fox’s Tuesday night comedy line-up, Dads will likely be replaced with one of the four comedies Fox has picked up this week (including Bordertown, a new animation by MacFarlane).
The Friday night comedy Enlisted, which was 85 percent Certified Fresh on the Tomatometer, was canceled today as well. A critic favorite this season, Enlisted was created by Kevin Biegel, whose comedy writing pedigree includes Scrubs and Cougar Town.
Surviving Jack with Christopher Meloni also got cut, after only six episodes. Season one was Fresh at 68 percent on the Tomatometer.
Finally, the Fox drama Rake with Greg Kinnear was officially cancelled today. Rake was 66 percent Fresh on the Tomatometer and exited quietly from Fox on April 1 to meager ratings.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine, the cop comedy with Andy Samberg, is the only freshman Fox series this season to make it to season two.
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