Spring may usually signal the coming of new life, but in TV land, it means a lot of shows will meet their deaths. This past week alone has seen the cancellation of a whopping 25 shows across the five major networks. And as network TV mulls over the fate of a few TV series ahead of TV upfronts season — the annual event where major networks ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, and The CW present their new and improved shows to advertisers — there will still be a few more 2018 TV shows canceled and renewed.
We’ll be keeping tabs on all the shows that will get the axe, and a few more that are miraculously saved. Below, see our running list of the 2018 canceled TV shows and which shows are coming back.
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At the end of the day yesterday, FOX decided to do what they do best: cancel shows that people love. The network announced the cancellation of the cop comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine starring Andy Samberg, the post-apocalytpic comedy Last Man on Earth starring Will Forte and the dysfunctional family comedy The Mick starring Kaitlin Olson.
This is not the first time FOX has given the axe to shows that fans are passionate about. But we’re in a new age of television where canceled or finished shows aren’t truly dead, and it sounds like there’s a chance at least one of these shows may have a continued life outside of FOX. Read More »
Posted on Friday, March 25th, 2016 by Angie Han
It’s way too early to make any real predictions about the 2016-2017 television season, but if you’re a Fox viewer you may already have a pretty good idea of what you’ll be watching. Following an early renewal for its Batman prequel drama Gotham, the network has also ordered additional seasons of its returning sitcoms Brooklyn Nine-Nine and The Last Man on Earth. Read More »
Why shouldn’t Will Forte be the last man alive? Or The Last Man on Earth, at least, as indicated by the title of his new show. We expected to see this televised oddity last year, but now it is set for a March premiere. Forte plays, yeah, the last man on the planet, named Phil Miller, and this new trailer for the show jokingly argues that, as the last guy around, he’s also, by default, the best at everything.
The name “Phil Miller,” by the way, is a portmanteau of the names of the show’s creators: Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who you may know as the creators of an unbroken string of good stuff that begins with Clone High and goes through The Lego Movie and 22 Jump Street. They co-created the show with Forte. At this point we have no idea how this will be more than a one-off story. There are obvious antecedents here (like I Am Legend, one film adaptation of which gives this show its title) but for a Fox series? No clue. We can’t wait to see where it goes. In the meantime, check out the Last Man on Earth trailer below. Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 by Angie Han
Before they were the acclaimed directors of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, 21 Jump Street, and The Lego Movie, Phil Lord and Chris Miller were making themselves known on the small screen. They created the well-received Clone High, and worked as writers and producers on CBS’ How I Met Your Mother. Now, in the wake of their biggest theatrical opening weekend ever, they’re preparing to head back to television.
Fox has given a series order to Last Man on Earth, a comedy created by Will Forte. Lord and Miller will direct, as well as executive produce alongside Forte and Seth Cohen (by which we mean the head of Lord Miller Productions, not the fictional character from The O.C.). Hit the jump for more details.
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