Allen Gregory Is Canceled

Fox's latest foray into animation hardly qualifies as "domination." Allen Gregory, the series from Jonah Hill that debuted last fall, has been canceled. Fox president Kevin Reilly announced the news to reporters at the Television Critics Association press tour in Los Angeles over the weekend.

The series followed a rich, seven-year-old super genius named Allen Gregory as he attended regular elementary school with normal kids for the first time after many years of being homeschooled. Hill provided the voice of Allen, who we thought was one of the worst new characters of the season.

Nestled between The Simpsons and Family Guy on Fox's Sunday-night schedule, Allen Gregory soon became a 30-minute bathroom break for viewers tuning into the network's Animation Domination block. The show's finale pulled down a 2.2 rating in the adult demo, but previous episodes earned as low as a 1.5. Basically, people would rather watch the toilet flush or see more of those super-sad infomercials where Sarah McLachlan tells you that a bunch of shelter animals are dying. Not cool!

Goodbye, Allen Gregory. You will not be missed.


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Feb 24, 2014
In early 2012, I watched this on Channel 4's E4 and it's absolutely rubbish! It's the worst animated programme I ever saw! It's just a terrible cartoon programme! Nobody wants to watch this crap,
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May 22, 2012
Such a funny program, can not believe there not going to be doing a second series. I think the people who are against Allen Gergory need to lighten up its not real life, real life isn't funny, stop taking a cartoon so seriously. Most of the modern American sitcoms that make it over here to the UK are really unfunny (How I Met Your Mother, Two Broke Girls, The Big Bang Theory) and here you have one of the funniest programs I have seen for ages being ridiculed by the people from its nation of origin. Welcome to the 21st century, you cant just use the same styles that made shows like Cheers and Friends great again and again it gets boring. I am a fan of Allen Gregory, Bobs Burgers and even the Napoleon Dynamite cartoons, if you are going to cancel any animated sitcoms it should be ones like Family Guy, The Cleveland Show and American Dad (which I also enjoy) which are pretty much exclusively toilet humour and not things like Allen Gregory with quite smart witty jokes. I can see how a show like Allen Gregory could be quite shocking at first but I genuinely urge its critics to be a little more open minded lighten up and give Allen Gregory a second chance. Don't let such a brilliant idea for a show go to waste, it would be a massive shame to never see any more Allen Gregory.
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Jan 19, 2012
Call me crazy, but I thought it was great. However, I can see why others hate it so much. I think this review is retarded. And by the way, Allen Gregory wasn't taking an "Allen Gregory", he was calling the principal.
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Jan 17, 2012
Show was downright creepy, good riddance
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Jan 12, 2012
Next up, Napoleon Dynamite.

Hopefully they can find a way to go back in time and cancel it 8 years ago when it would have actually made some sense to turn that into a cartoon.
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Jan 10, 2012
Excellent move on Fox's part. Those thirty minutes had indeed become an extended bathroom break for me. Now drop "The Cleveland Show" and give "Bob's Burgers" a sweet time slot and things will be looking up for the Animation Domination block.

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Feb 10, 2012
Other than the fact that The Cleveland Show is getting great ratings, and positive feedback. American Dad, Family Guy, and Cleveland Show are going nowhere fast.
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Jan 10, 2012
Hands up if you're surprised that Allen Gregory has been cancelled...



Just as I thought, me neither!
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Jan 10, 2012
I know the Dead Pool has been over for a while, now, but I'm still sitting here thinking, "Neat, it's another one of my Dead Pool picks!"
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Jan 10, 2012
Please stop these stupid scam comments about making money. I would rather watch Allen Gregory than see another one of these pieces of crap.
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Jan 10, 2012
mmmmm, that means a team of animators are available to Fox for next season!!! Terra Nova The 200 million $$$$$$ Animation series!!!! Yeah, that'lll do the trick!!







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Jan 10, 2012
Cool. Cool cool cool. So does this mean Community is coming back? Oh, wait... my bad... when you said toilet, I thought you meant Whitney.
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Jan 10, 2012
I know a girl that works on the show and she really sucks in general, so this pleases me.
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Jan 10, 2012
Holy crap Fox has cameras in my house...how in heck did they know what I did between Simpsons and Family guy! ^-^
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Jan 10, 2012
Sic Semper...whatever the Latin word for Crap is.
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Jan 10, 2012
Oh well, I never really cared that much about the show. I liked Bob's Burgers better.
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Jan 10, 2012
I'll be honest, this is the funniest thing to happen to that show.
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Jan 10, 2012
LOL MEAN XD
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Jan 10, 2012
Of course it was canceled the premise was horrible. Do they not know how to make good animation any more stop trying to be different and make something good.
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Feb 10, 2012
"Stop trying to be different and make something good"



This boggles me. General, being different is what MAKES something good. I don't want another copy/paste tv show. Give me originality. The trick here though, is actually making it good; which means a worth while plot, dialog, and some sort of actual premise to last more than 4 episodes.
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Jan 10, 2012
Wow for once FOX made a smart choice. Now if only American Idol could get canned as well.
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Jan 10, 2012
It's only a SMART choice if you make it BEFORE the $$$$$$$ flushes along with the log!!
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Jan 15, 2012
Yeah that's true. :D
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Jan 10, 2012
I always thought the premise of the show was quite funny. Unfortunately, the show itself wasn't.
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Jan 10, 2012
Tss... I had it on my Dead Pool list, why couldn't Fox have canceled it sooner?
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Jan 10, 2012
Good Riddance. Now if only Cleavland Show would be cancelled.
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Feb 10, 2012
"Other than the fact that The Cleveland Show is getting great ratings, and positive feedback. American Dad, Family Guy, and Cleveland Show are going nowhere fast."
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Jan 10, 2012
Boo F**kin' Hoo!
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Jan 10, 2012
I was rooting for it.... Until I watched it
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Jan 10, 2012
So was I. And it was awful. It should have been canceled after the first episode.
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Jan 10, 2012
... so Fox can make way for another soon-to-be-canceled animated sitcom: Napoleon Dynamite. It's like the execs at Fox have no inkling of a clue as to what's good and what's not, so they just green-light anything with enough heat or recognizability behind it.
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Jan 10, 2012
This show grew on me after a while. I loved the animation and some of the weirder character points were funny - like Allen's sexual obsession with his school principal, or having the superintendent on speed-dial to foil his teacher. I figured it was a goner though, at least Bob's is back soon.
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Jan 10, 2012
and fringe ratings are worse then this show fringe needs to go to
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Jan 10, 2012
murder yourself.
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Jan 10, 2012
Who the hell do you think you are to say such wicked things. Fringe is a brilliant tv series which deserves to go on and on and on. Please make sure your IQ vacant comments do not go on and on and on.
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Jan 10, 2012
There it is :) Thanks I was too tired
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Jan 10, 2012
Ugh..someone else take this one.
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Jan 10, 2012
You're just asking for it, just so you know.
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Jan 10, 2012
You must be insane.
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Jan 10, 2012
Just bring back Bob's Burgers!
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Jan 10, 2012
It will be back soon, don't worry.
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