Cancellation Buzz | SideReel
If you're a fan of FOX's Sunday night animation lineup, things aren't looking so good for one of those shows. It's being reported that The Cleveland Show has been cancelled.
This doesn't come as a surprise considering the ratings have not been very strong lately, averaging 3.3 million viewers. Another sign that the Family Guy spin-off is about make its exit is that FOX has already renewed the rest of its animated shows: The Simpsons, Family Guy, American Dad and Bob's Burgers. Due to the amount of time it takes to produce these shows, early renewals are critical to making sure the producers, writers and everyone else involved can start on time before the next season is set to begin.
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Leaders of The Animation Guild posted on their blog that The Cleveland Show has been cancelled, saying, "I spent a long stretch of Friday morning at Fox Animation Studios on Wilshire Blvd. The Cleveland Show, still in reruns, has been cancelled. Which leaves Family Guy and American Dad (which got a late pickup this season) as the studio's surviving shows."
FOX has released a statement, telling The Hollywood Reporter, "Only Fox can dictate whether a show has been cancelled." This doesn't reveal anything on a decision one way or the other, so we'll just have to wait for official word.
The current season ends on Sunday, May 19, at 7pm. And if cancelled, it doesn't mean Cleveland will be completely off the air. It will air in syndication this fall on TBS and Adult Swim.