Fox Cancels “Grandfathered,” “The Grinder”, and “Bordertown”

Fox Cancels “Grandfathered,” “The Grinder”, and “Bordertown”

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Fox has cancelled “Grandfathered,” “The Grinder” and the animated comedy “Bordertown”.

“The Grinder” starred Rob Lowe, “Grandfathered” starred John Stamos, and “Bordertown” created by “Family Guy” executive producers Seth MacFarlane and Mark Hentemann. All three comedies launched this past TV season, with “Grinder” and “Grandfathered” paired together on Tuesdays as a back-to-back night of new sitcoms with famous faces, and “Bordertown” airing Sunday night on Fox.

Lowe tweeted his reaction to the cancellation on Thursday afternoon:


Even with a talented executive producer like MacFarlane or beloved TV stars like Lowe and Stamos, the comedies failed to generate much noise in the ratings, as has been the case with many broadcast comedies in recent years.

“The Grinder” starred Fred Savage as a partner in his fathers law firm, alongside Lowe as his brother, an actor who once played a lawyer on television. Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel created the series. 20th Century Fox produced the comedy.

“Grandfathered” was one of the hottest projects last pilot season, as executivess were excited about a project for Stamos. In the series, created by Danny Chun, Stamos starred as a bachelor who suddenly learns he not only has a grown son, but also a granddaughter.

“Bordertown” centered around around two families living in a Southwest desert town on the U.S. – Mexico border in a town called “Mexifornia”, and featured the vocal talents of Hank Azaria, Nicholas Gonzalez, Alex Borstein, Judah Friedlander, Missi Pyle, Jacqueline Piñol, Efren Ramirez and Carlos Alazraqui.