Fox has canceled three series, reports the Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker blog. One of the canceled series had drawn criticism for humor that some complained was racist and misogynistic. That was “Dads” starring Seth Green and Giovanni Ribisi, whose fathers, portrayed by Martin Mull and Peter Riegert, move in.
Others complained that the show just wasn't funny, the story notes.
“Despite the uproar, Fox Entertainment Chairman Kevin Reilly repeatedly voiced support for the show, and the series appeared to gather some momentum as the season wore on. But viewership never reached an acceptable level,” the piece reports.
The other two canceled shows were also freshman comedies: "Enlisted" and "Surviving Jack."
Fox also said it’s passing on two comedy pilots: “Sober Companion,” starring Nick Frost as an attorney with an addiction problem, and “Cabot College,” a project from Tina Fey that was to star Margaret Cho as the president of a women’s college that accepts men for the first time.
“Enlisted” also drew some controversy, as the show — about three brothers on an Army base — was said to lack authenticity. “Surviving Jack,” meanwhile, starred Christopher Meloni as a former military man who was working on being a good parent.