NBC cancels 'The Michael J. Fox Show'

By Joy Perrone,

NBC's The Michael J. Fox Show has been canceled after one season on the air.

The show, which stars Michael J. Fox in a comedy loosely based on his own life, has been yanked from NBC's Thursday night line-up after just 15 episodes, reports E! News.

The network will replace The Michael J. Fox Show with episodes of Hollywood Game Night, hosted by Glee star Jane Lynch.

The half-hour sitcom was originally scheduled to air 22 episodes, notes Variety, and all 22 episodes have been filmed. It is unclear when, or if, NBC will air the remaining seven episodes.

Though early reviews of the show were good, E! News reported that the show's final airing pulled in a paltry 2.2 million viewers and a 0.7 rating in the 18-49 age demographic.

The Michael J. Fox Show marked the return of Back to the Future and Family Ties star Fox as a television regular after his long-term struggle with early onset Parkinson's disease. Fox has also appeared on The Good Wife, Spin City and Boston Legal.

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