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'Michael J. Fox Show' canceled by NBC: Short-lived comeback due to ratings

"Michael J. Fox Show" canceled by NBC, as the actor's comeback was short lived thanks to ratings.
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NBC has canceled the "Michael J. Fox Show," after it failed to bring in the ratings. This short-lived comeback for Fox is disappointing to his die-hard fans, especially after following the struggle that Fox has had with his disease, which can be debilitating.

According to Fox News on Feb. 6, NBC yanked the show after only 15 episodes aired out of the 22 shot for the series. Fox, who was one of the baby boomers favorite child stars went on to make a career in the movies as an adult.

He was diagnosed with Parkinson disease years ago and hadn't been seen in any steady venue or staring movie role for years. When it was announced that he would make a comeback in a new show, fans couldn't wait, but unfortunately the show didn't do so well.

"Hollywood Game Night" will fall into the "Michael J. Fox Show's" vacant time slot on Thursday night. It is not know if NBC will air the remaining episodes of the series that hadn't aired yet. They pulled the show immediately from the lineup.

Fox cleaned up in the ratings for Thursday night on NBC back in the 1980s with "Family Ties," but times have changed.

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