Man Up Has Been Pulled From ABC's Schedule

Man down! Hoo boy, that never gets old. ABC has re-jiggered its Tuesday-night schedule to sweep the struggling Man Up under the rug. The new comedy starring Chris Moynihan and Dan Fogel may have aired its last episode this past Tuesday, as ABC has pulled the show from its schedule, according to a pair of press releases from the network. There's no word on whether the remaining episodes will air.

Airing in Man Up's place moving forward will be repeats of Last Man Standing, which was picked up for a full season earlier this year. Man Up and Last Man Standing make up a large chunk of one of the TV trends of the fall season: men trying to reinstate their macho-ness in a society that favors deep-Vs, skinny jeans, and pomade. With CBS's How to Be a Gentleman also a goner, it hasn't been a good year for wimpy men. Tim Allen, however, will beat you up.

Man Up had previously been left off ABC's midseason schedule, which essentially meant it was canceled. With today's news, the nails in the show's coffin have been hammered in a little deeper. As you can tell by my review of the pilot and my ranking of the fall season's new network comedies, I won't be shedding any tears over this one.

ABC did not respond to requests for comment as of press time. [UPDATE] ABC has responded: "Yes it’s been currently taken off our schedule but it is very much in contention for next season." And if you believe that, I have a bridge to sell you.


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this show was GREAT..! had me laughing every episode and that is was a comedy should do .. clever writing and funny plots..!! not sure what all the bad remarks are about and why they cancelled this show and still run episodes of lesser quality shows
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Thank gawd. Appalling show.
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Stop watching after 2 shows...
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never heard of it
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We just started watching this show, and I think it's funny. They don't give shows very long to make it. That sucks if they don't bring it back.
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All 13 Episodes are available on Hulu, so that is not a good sign that they will be airing on ABC.
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The show sucked, but Grant was hilarious. Unfortunately, not even a man that awesome could keep the Titanic afloat.
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For a regular type of sitcom, I thought "Man Up" was pretty good. I mean better than Tim Allen's ex-coke head, red-state conservative humor and it'll be way better than the cross-dressing show they're replacing it with. For having such a good Wednesday comedy block, ABC really settles for mediocrity. By the fourth episode, I felt "Msan Up" had abandoned the doomed "wimpy men" premise that hopefully leads to "Last Man's Standing"'s lack of a second season.
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Never liked the show anyway.
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Didn't think it was that bad at all, rather have that then repeats.
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I tried to watch this show once. I made it less than 5 minutes. It was cringeworthy.
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I hate ABC for doing this atleast let the rest of the episodes air.
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And the deadpool points keeps on coming :-).
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Man up was good. As long as a comedy can get you to laugh, it's good. I actually would put it above modern family... The second best thing right behind suburgatory. Really sad, but ABC has its reputation to maintain. They MUST cancel something i enjoy...
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this blows...i looked forward to watching this each week...

ABC sucks when it comes to giving certain shows a chance,

it's all about the benjamins...
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From the little I saw of this show, it seemed good.

Getting annoying, this cancelling of actual TV shows (by that, I mean with real acting and scripts) and seeing 'reality' garbage going on and on.
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Why won't they officially CANCEL it?? Did someone call in and tell them to be intentionally vague so I couldn't get those last Deadpool points in? Sheesh!
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The only real aspect I'm going to miss about this show is Henry Simmons' character. Such an unusual but great role for him. I know a lot of bad comedies are somehow prospering this season, but there's no chance in hell that Work It garbage will last.
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Of course Tim is covering this news. (FYI, you mispelled Dan FOGLER again). I would have liked it if someone impartial would have written about Man Up! I personally like Man Up! MAINLY because of Dan Fogler. I agree the story degraded each episode and the premise is certainly stereotypical, but I genuinely enjoyed it as a guilty pleasure. This was not Chris Moynihan's break out hit but I'm totally a going to watch him from now on. I want Dan Fogler to focus on movies. He is a great actor.
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You misspelled misspelled.
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I watched MU because of Dan Fogler, from movie Take me Home Tonight-he stole the show from former 70s show/Spidey -Venom actor Topher Grace. lol Chris is funny too. Hope these guys do movies together or another show on their own. Try CW, they rarely kill good stuff.
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It was an awful show doomed from the start, as has been proven by it being pulled. I think Tim was being as 'objective' as possible. :)
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It's a Christmas miracle!
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Thank goodness. This show was horrible. Not funny at all and made no sense what so ever. I am ashamed that Teri Polo and Henry Simmons ever agreed to do this show.
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which one was Henry? I love Polo. This show had a ''Hangover'' humor. Guess networks prefer to cater to Fear Factor audiences instead. ADHD with sheep mentality. lol
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It was about time! Last man standing is brilliant
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I assume you are not talking about the Tim Allen TV show, but the Bruce Willis movie, because I can't take that last part you said as anything but sarcasm if you are talking about the TV show. Come to think of it...the movie is also terrible.
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Damn. I was about to say "Man down!" in hopes of being clever.
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