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Duncanville Cancelled After Three Seasons


Say goodbye to the flat-haired teen from Oakdale. Fox announced today that their animated comedy Duncanville has been cancelled after three seasons on Fox. The show was produced by former Simpsons showrunner Mike Scully, his wife, and Amy Poehler (who also voiced the main character).

“Mike Scully, Julie Thacker Scully and Amy Poehler delivered a unique animated family comedy with a distinct voice and point of view that we are proud of. But we can confirm that this season will be its last on Fox,” said a Fox representative. “We look forward to the opportunity to work with Amy, Mike and Julie in the future.”

When this happened to Bless The Harts, the series was allowed to ride out its run, but Fox for some reason isn’t feeling as kind to Duncanville. The show will be pulled immediately and the remaining six episodes will premiere on Hulu sometime in the future.

The ratings for Duncanville have never been great, but they were abysmal this season, averaging 530,000 total viewers per week and a 0.2 demo rating. Of course, getting bounced around the Sunday time slots and getting little promotion will generally produce those results.

It’s been speculated that Duncanville only survived THIS long because it performed well on Hulu. Because of this, Universal — the producer of the show — will try offering the series to Hulu directly for a possible uncancellation, and if that doesn’t work, maybe Peacock, which Universal owns.

It’s the same sweet streaming numbers that are keeping Fox’s other young animated comedy, Housebroken, above water for the time being. You probably forgot that show even existed, didn’t you? Despite the lack of attention, it was just granted a third season. The second one still hasn’t been scheduled for air.

Meanwhile, the staples of Fox’s Animation Domination — The Simpsons, Family Guy and Bob’s Burgers — are in no danger of going anywhere. They’ll be joined next season by Krapopolis, an animated comedy from Dan Harmon set in the time of Greek gods…who, of course, were as dysfunctional as any other Fox family on Sunday night.