Fox has just announced that it will not be renewing several of its series. Midseason comedies Dads, Enlisted and Surviving Jack have been canceled, which means the only newcomer comedy to survive the 2013-2014 season is Golden Globe-winning Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
All three shows had a difficult time. Dads was quickly moved out of its original Tuesday timeslot and the Seth McFarlane-helmed comedy only averaged a 1.7 rating with adults 18-49. Enlisted from Kevin Biegel was highly praised by critics but put in the dreaded Friday night timeslot after its premiere was moved from November to January, where it never got its footing. Starring three brothers played by Geoff Stults, Chris Lowell and Parker Young, the military comedy only averaged a 0.7 rating among adults 18-49. Its final four episodes will air sometime in the near future as well as at the upcoming ATX Television Festival. Surviving Jack faced similar low ratings with an average of a 1.3 rating with adults 18-49. Not even a lead-in from American Idol could help boost it.
Additionally, Fox announced that it has passed on Jane Krakowski's Dead Boss, Nahnatchka Khan's Fatrick and Jane Kaczmarek's No Place Like Home. The network may still pick up Sober Companion starring Justin Long and Cabot College, starring Margaret Cho and Fortune Feimster.
In the drama category, Fox has officially ordered Gotham, the Batman prequel, to series as well as hip-hop drama Empire and a remake of Spanish drama Red Band Society starring Octavia Spencer. In new comedies, Fox has already ordered seasons of the John Mulaney comedy titled Mulaney as well as Last Men on Earth and Weird Loners.