More bad news for prime-time animation fans, as our friend Joe Cab said in the comments to THIS POST, THE CLEVELAND SHOW has been cancelled, joining other prime-time animated favorite, FUTURAMA. MSN is reporting the cancellation this morning.
|I wish they were waving HELLO, instead of GOOD BYE!|
I had a feeling this might be the case because the series didn’t seem to have a regular “8 PM-or Later” timeslot on FOX Sunday. It was shunted around, or was run at 7 or 7:30, a timeslot that always gave way during NFL Football season. Ironically, this is exactly how FOX treated FUTURAMA at or near the end of its FOX run.
|Something feels familiar about this, Bender!|
|It was better to be "MOD" in the sixties, than now!|
I ordered that MOD DVD this week, unaware that it may be one of the last times I get to see “...his happy, mustached face – on THE CLEVELAND SHOW!"
|I may be mustached, but I'm really not happy, trust me!|
On the bright side, THE SIMPSONS, FAMILY GUY, AMERICAN DAD, and BOB’S BURGERS are all being renewed by FOX, so that may be enough for a whole Sunday prime time (8-10 PM Eastern) for “Animation Domination” to continue.
2014 UPDATE: Well, maybe not AMERICAN DAD... see HERE.
Sure hope they finally find a spot for Seth MacFarlane’s proposed FLINTSTONES, though.