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.