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Reports: 'The Michael J. Fox Show' canceled

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Michael J. Fox in "The Michael J. Fox Show," Season 1. Credit: NBC

"The Michael J. Fox Show," certainly among the more anticipated series of the 2013-14 season given that name in the title, has been canceled by NBC, according to reports in Variety and the Hollywood Reporter. 

The show -- starring a beloved TV figure who will endure no significant harm to reputation or stature despite this failure -- struggled almost from the opening bell. In recent weeks, the sitcom about a New York TV anchor with Parkinson's (yes, of course, Fox) who returns to work, mustered barely two or even three million viewers in the first viewing.

Unclear at this moment whether the show will complete its full season run, although networks have been known to burn off episodes in the summer. 

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