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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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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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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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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Show was downright creepy, good riddance
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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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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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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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Hands up if you're surprised that Allen Gregory has been cancelled...



Just as I thought, me neither!
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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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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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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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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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I know a girl that works on the show and she really sucks in general, so this pleases me.
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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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Sic Semper...whatever the Latin word for Crap is.
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Oh well, I never really cared that much about the show. I liked Bob's Burgers better.
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I'll be honest, this is the funniest thing to happen to that show.
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LOL MEAN XD
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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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"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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Wow for once FOX made a smart choice. Now if only American Idol could get canned as well.
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It's only a SMART choice if you make it BEFORE the $$$$$$$ flushes along with the log!!
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Yeah that's true. :D
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I always thought the premise of the show was quite funny. Unfortunately, the show itself wasn't.
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Tss... I had it on my Dead Pool list, why couldn't Fox have canceled it sooner?
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Good Riddance. Now if only Cleavland Show would be cancelled.
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"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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Boo F**kin' Hoo!
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I was rooting for it.... Until I watched it
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So was I. And it was awful. It should have been canceled after the first episode.
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... 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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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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and fringe ratings are worse then this show fringe needs to go to
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murder yourself.
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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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There it is :) Thanks I was too tired
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Ugh..someone else take this one.
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You're just asking for it, just so you know.
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You must be insane.
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Just bring back Bob's Burgers!
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It will be back soon, don't worry.
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