Thursday, May 12, 2016

FOX Cancels 'The Grinder,' 'Grandfathered,' 'Bordertown,' 'Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life' & 'Second Chance'

FOX has decided to cancel a number of series including The Grinder, Grandfathered, Bordertown, Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life and Second Chance, it was announced this evening.

THE GRINDER - Despite a ton of critical acclaim, the comedy has always struggled in the ratings. Its first season averaged a 1.2 rating in the Adults 18-49 demographic and 3.4 million viewers.

The comedy's cast included Rob Lowe, Fred Savage, Mary Elizabeth Ellis, William Devane, Natalie Morales, Hana Hayes and Connor Kalopsis.

Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel created the comedy. They executive produced with Lowe, Scott Silveri, Jake Kasdan, Melvin Mar, Nicholas Stoller and Ben Wexler. 20th Century Fox Television produced.

GRANDFATHERED - Despite less critical approval than The Grinder, the comedy still had some respectable support. However, its first season only averaged a 1.4 rating in Adults 18-49 and 4 million total viewers.

The comedy starred John Stamos, Paget Brewster, Josh Peck, Christina Milian, Ravi Patel and Kelly Jenrette.

Daniel Chun created the series. He executive produced with Stamos, Dan Fogelman and Chris Koch. 20th Century Fox Television and ABC Studios produced.

BORDERTOWN - Despite being executive produced by Seth MacFarlane, the comedy only averaged a 0.9 rating in Adults 18-49 in its first season. Low ratings behind Family Guy led to the animated comedy getting moved to the 7/6c. slot in March.

The voice cast included Hank Azaria, Nicholas Gonzalez, Alex Borstein, Judah Friedlander, Missi Pyle, Jacqueline Piñol, Efren Ramirez and Carols Alazraqui.

Mark Hentemann created the series and executive produced with MacFarlane. 20th Century Fox Television and Fuzzy Door Productions produced.

COOPER BARETT'S GUIDE TO SURVIVING LIFE - The comedy's cancellation is not surprising at all considering the network pulled the show from the schedule in April. The two unaired episodes will be burned off later this month. The first season averaged only a 1.0 rating in Adults 18-49.

The comedy starred Jack Cutmore-Scott, Meaghan Rath, James Earl, Charlie Saxton, Liza Lapira and Justin Bartha.

Jay Lacopo created the series. He executive produced with Gail Berman, Bill Callahan and James Griffiths. 20th Century Fox Television and The Jackal Group produced.

SECOND CHANCE - Debuting in a Wednesday time slot after the final season of American Idol, the show was quickly demoted to Friday nights after lackluster ratings performance. Once there, it only continued to fell in the numbers.

The drama's cast featured Robert Kazinsky, Dilshad Vadsaria, Adhir Kalyan, Ciara Bravo, Vanessa Lengies and Tim DeKay.

Rand Ravich created the drama. He executive produced with Howard Gordon, Donald Todd, Brad Turner, Hugh Fitzpatrick, Richard Hatem and Gwendolyn Parker. 20th Century Fox Television and Teakwood Lane Productions produced.