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'The Michael J. Fox Show' canceled by NBC
EW ^ | February 5, 2014

Posted on 02/05/2014 6:13:07 PM PST by SMGFan

Michael J. Fox’s TV hot streak has ended: NBC’s The Michael J. Fox Show has been canceled and replaced on Thursday night by Hollywood Game Night, EW confirmed Wednesday night.

(Excerpt) Read more at insidetv.ew.com ...


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: demagogicparty; memebuilding; michaeljfox; michaeljfoxshow; nbc; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills
never watched it.
1 posted on 02/05/2014 6:13:07 PM PST by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

I watch couple episode it too hard to watch Michael it was okay in some parts

Ever since CW Reign start I been watching that on Thursday night


2 posted on 02/05/2014 6:15:57 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: SMGFan

I watched it the first night but only the first episode (they aired 2). It was so terrible. Not surprised at all this was cancelled.


3 posted on 02/05/2014 6:16:18 PM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: SMGFan

I didn’t even know he had a show. It seems like it should have been on the Fox network tho.

I get around 20 local channels but about the only thing I watch is METV, Jeopardy, and the local news.


4 posted on 02/05/2014 6:19:47 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: napscoordinator

Of course I watch “The Crazy Ones” Thursday at 9pm , but not “2 and a half Men”. I also watch Big bang Theory. I admit I watch “Community” On Demand.


5 posted on 02/05/2014 6:19:58 PM PST by SMGFan (Sarah Michelle Gellar is now on twitter @RealSMG)
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To: SMGFan

Fox is just a shadow of his former self. It’s really sad. His disease actually began during the 3rd part of “Back to the Future.”


6 posted on 02/05/2014 6:21:24 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
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To: SMGFan

1. He is a ghoul - He supports creating life in order to destroy it for his own personal benefit.

2. He is a sham. He makes anti-republican commercials and interviews by not taking his medications to appear as sick as possible.


7 posted on 02/05/2014 6:21:45 PM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: SMGFan

First episode was just OK. The rest were worst. I can’t see Michael J Fox without remembering his over the top advocacy for embryonic stem cells and his vilifying anyone who pointed out its shortcomings. He was 100% wrong and never acknowledged it.


8 posted on 02/05/2014 6:23:10 PM PST by Dilbert56
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To: SMGFan

Perhaps Bieber can fill the time slot. Oh, Canada.


9 posted on 02/05/2014 6:23:49 PM PST by PGalt
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To: SMGFan

I watch Parks and Recreation for Ron Swanson alone.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSAC_44NOCg


10 posted on 02/05/2014 6:25:57 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SMGFan
Ha Ha. Those billboards for his show were absolutely obnoxious, having nothing to do with the show. Recycling sometimes does not work.
11 posted on 02/05/2014 6:28:22 PM PST by Fungi
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To: SMGFan

Remember NBC? Hill Street Blues. Adam-12. St. Elsewhere. Emergency. Frasier. The Dean Martin Show.


12 posted on 02/05/2014 6:29:31 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: SMGFan

M Fox screwed up... He had early on-set Parkinson’s and listened to the wrong folks and had part of his brain removed. You can’t undo that. My spouse also has early onset Parkinson’s and she’s had it for a lot longer than he has.

We rejected the surgery... She had the deep brain stimulation done, which is reversible. He plainly got bad advice which he will never recover from.


13 posted on 02/05/2014 6:43:15 PM PST by babygene ( .)
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To: SMGFan

I’ve never watched a sitcom for more than five minutes in my life, because that creepy laugh track that they put in them is very annoying. It kicks in every ten seconds or so, whether or not anybody says something funny. And it doesn’t even sound like real human laughter. Very unpleasant. I’d rather go watch some toons. Like Teen Titans Go. Or Tuff Puppy. Or my current favorite, Wander Over Yonder.


14 posted on 02/05/2014 6:44:54 PM PST by jespasinthru (Proud member of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy)
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To: SevenofNine
"Ever since CW Reign start I been watching that on Thursday night"

I've been watching Reign too, and enjoying it.

15 posted on 02/05/2014 6:45:56 PM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: blueunicorn6

Yeah, NBC had an ironclad lock on Thursday night. I still watch some of those shows on Hulu.


16 posted on 02/05/2014 6:46:20 PM PST by NonValueAdded (It's not the penalty, it's the lack of coverage on 1 Jan. Think about it.)
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To: SMGFan

Screw the little twerp.


17 posted on 02/05/2014 6:47:36 PM PST by albie
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To: SMGFan

From what I understood, we were supposed to watch it out of sympathy .... but then they misunderstood that a lot of us don’t do things that we are “supposed” to do.


18 posted on 02/05/2014 6:52:39 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (Stalin is smiling in Hell at how well Obama has copied his communist organization.)
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To: cripplecreek

19 posted on 02/05/2014 6:55:37 PM PST by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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To: SMGFan

Things didn’t shake out I guess.


20 posted on 02/05/2014 6:58:02 PM PST by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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To: jespasinthru

not all sitcoms have the laugh track. The Crazy Ones, New Girl and Community do not.


21 posted on 02/05/2014 6:58:48 PM PST by SMGFan (Sarah Michelle Gellar is now on twitter @RealSMG)
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To: SMGFan

Watched 2 episodes. It was poorly written. The actress who played his wife was terrible. Not a funny show. Expected it to be cancelled sooner actually.


22 posted on 02/05/2014 6:59:01 PM PST by zlala (Thank you for the ultimate sacrifice Capt. Aaron R. Blanchard, KIA 4-23-13, Pul-E-Alam, Afghanistan.)
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To: BBell

I gotta agree. I’d rather pay one government employee to do nothing than get a dozen government employees for free who want to do something.


23 posted on 02/05/2014 7:10:55 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: zlala

The new Fox show was promoted with the undercurrent that there was a moral obligation to watch it because he was sick, but making the best of it.


24 posted on 02/05/2014 7:16:06 PM PST by AceMineral (Some people are slaves of their own stupidity.)
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To: SMGFan

Must... refrain from... making... terrible comment.


25 posted on 02/05/2014 7:23:30 PM PST by Two Kids' Dad (((( 0bama's words are the distraction to the destruction ))))
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To: Dilbert56

I never saw the show. Did they use the shakey cam technique?


26 posted on 02/05/2014 7:31:02 PM PST by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: Two Kids' Dad

Made it for you.


27 posted on 02/05/2014 7:31:26 PM PST by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

We also don’t do the things we’re accused of doing; so oppressed individuals (women, Blacks, homos) have to create their own fake-but-accurate events to show how mean we are.


28 posted on 02/05/2014 7:32:59 PM PST by Arm_Bears (Shoot cops that shoot dogs.)
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To: SMGFan
I know someone who watched the pilot before the show ever went on the air.

He laughs at stuff on TV way more often than I do, and even he said it was not funny, except for one laugh at the end. Which I didn't think was funny at all. Very mediocre.

Basing a sitcom on someone's disease, which apparently the pilot demonstrated, has a very, very short "funny" life, in my opinion. That gets old real fast.

And I liked Fox a lot in "Family Ties." He definitely has talent, or did.

29 posted on 02/05/2014 7:41:32 PM PST by Lizavetta
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To: Two Kids' Dad

“Must... refrain from... making... terrible comment.”

Oh, go ahead. (I’m laughing!)


30 posted on 02/05/2014 7:49:47 PM PST by Old Grumpy
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To: BBell

The only reason I watch parks and rec. i wish he had his own show!


31 posted on 02/05/2014 8:00:30 PM PST by luckystarmom
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To: SMGFan

I’m too important to watch TV.


32 posted on 02/05/2014 8:11:29 PM PST by Born to Conserve
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To: 2banana
2. He is a sham. He makes anti-republican commercials and interviews by not taking his medications to appear as sick as possible.

I got his signature!

Yes I mocked him, I do that because he has done what you describe on purpose and not as offense to anyone who has Parkinsons and who isn't a disingenuous jerk like he is.

33 posted on 02/05/2014 8:20:03 PM PST by GraceG
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To: babygene

[ He had early on-set Parkinson’s and listened to the wrong folks and had part of his brain removed. ]

What part did they remove? His frontal lobe?


34 posted on 02/05/2014 8:21:03 PM PST by GraceG
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To: Lizavetta

” And I liked Fox a lot in “Family Ties.” He definitely has talent, or did. “

His Talent ended in the mid 90’s with the last back to the Future film...


35 posted on 02/05/2014 8:25:42 PM PST by GraceG
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To: SMGFan

Watched the first ep. It just wasn’t funny.


36 posted on 02/05/2014 8:30:14 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Two Kids' Dad

I heard the show got off to a shaky start...


37 posted on 02/05/2014 8:36:39 PM PST by shotgun
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To: SMGFan

I didn’t know he had a show. Was it any funnier than the Gay Ellen Show?


38 posted on 02/05/2014 8:52:20 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: SMGFan
replaced on Thursday night by Hollywood Game Gay Night

Fixed it.

39 posted on 02/05/2014 8:55:51 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: GraceG

“What part did they remove? His frontal lobe?”

No, I don’t think so.

Parkinson-ism involves brain cells in the Basal Ganglia. I would assume it was there...


40 posted on 02/05/2014 9:38:33 PM PST by babygene ( .)
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To: shotgun

Oh that is just wrong....bwahahahaha.


41 posted on 02/05/2014 10:10:22 PM PST by Conservative4Ever (waiting for my Magic 8 ball to give me an answer)
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To: SMGFan

The ratings were too shaky...


42 posted on 02/05/2014 11:00:05 PM PST by OrangeHoof (2001-2008: "Dissent Is Patriotism!" 2009-2016: "Dissent Is Racism!")
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To: SMGFan

Shaking up the lineup, eh?


43 posted on 02/05/2014 11:47:35 PM PST by matt1234 (Hitler blamed the Jews. Obama blames the Tea Party.)
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To: blueunicorn6

I got some more:

The A-Team
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
Different Strokes
and kicking it really old school:
Rockford Files
Bah Bah Black Sheep
McCloud
Night Gallery


44 posted on 02/06/2014 3:57:38 AM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededication to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution)
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To: jespasinthru

‘I’ve never watched a sitcom for more than five minutes in my life, because that creepy laugh track that they put in them is very annoying. “

The Office (UK version) and Parks and Recreation don’t have them. Very ‘dry’ kind of humor - I think a lot of adlibbing. I enjoy them but YMMV. You’ll know in 5 minutes.

Personally I found the US version of The Office, unlike the original UK one, absolutely boring.


45 posted on 02/06/2014 8:39:12 PM PST by expat1000
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