Raising questions about whether it might be headed for cancellation, a Fox series received a reduction in its episode order. The Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker reports that Fox cut the order for the freshman comedy “Mulaney” to 13 episodes, down from 16.
The move comes after lackluster ratings for the show from former “Saturday Night Live” writer John Mulaney. Three episodes of the series have aired to date.
The story adds: “However, insiders say the reduction does not mean the end is near for the show. Thirteen episodes have been completed, and they reduced the order just as production was to start on the 14th installment. The network maintains that is enough episodes for the time being.”
The comedy will continue to air in its current Sunday time slot. The show co-stars Martin Short, Elliott Gould and former “SNL” performer Nasim Pedrad, as well as Mulaney. Its concept, about a stand-up comic and his group of friends, has earned comparisons — often unflattering — to “Seinfeld.”