After Another Lackluster Season, Can the Network Sitcom Be Saved?

Via: TV Guide

Sarah Michelle Gellar, Robin Williams | Photo Credits: Richard Cartwright/Fox

This was supposed to be the year that popular stars Michael J. Fox, Sean Hayes and Robin Williams triumphantly returned to television and saved the sitcom. But of these three, only Williams is still on the air — and his new show, CBSThe Crazy Ones, is more “solid” than “smash.”


“It’s hard to launch comedy even in the best of circumstances,” says NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt. And network TV circa 2014 is not experiencing the best of circumstances. NBC pulled The Michael J. Fox Show and Sean Saves the World off the network’s Thursday night lineup this winter after both shows attracted just around 3 million viewers a week. (Michael J. Fox‘s remaining episodes may still air.



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