“Ben And Kate”, one of the newer Fox comedies which has only run for 18 episodes, is getting cut from the lineup.
The show, which featured Dakota Johnson as a single mom and Nat Faxon as her quirky older brother, was highly anticipated at the beginning of the season last year and got good initial reviews. However, it just didn’t bring in the viewers the network expected it to.
For now, “Ben And Kate” will be replaced by another episode of “Raising Hope”, effective immediately. In March, that time slot will be filled with “Hell’s Kitchen”, and “New Girl” and “The Mindy Project” will stay where they are.
According to Twitter, Fox has some angry fans on their hands:
— Echo Kellum (@EchoK) January 23, 2013
Lesson in life: Don’t get too attached to TV shows, cancellation may break your heart to million (i.e. Apt. 23, Ben and Kate)
— jeremy tbh (@bluthss) January 24, 2013
I already miss Kate’s quirkiness, Dakota’s face, English sensation/national treasure Lucy Punch & little Maggie’s English accent #benandkate
— Shaden Dada (@bronzia88) January 24, 2013
I do like Ben And Kate’s dialogue rhythms. The conversations feel very conversation-y.
— Todd VanDerWerff (@tvoti) January 24, 2013
Gone before its time, but always inspired–hail Ben and Kate.Congrats and thanks to Dana fox and brilliant cast.
— Peter Chernin (@PeterChernin) January 24, 2013
— Bart Smith (@bart_smith) January 23, 2013