A spinoff of Seth MacFarlane’s Family Guy, The Cleveland Show never gained the same popularity. Here’s a look at why the series was canceled.
By Seth MacFarlane Family man Y American father! are a couple of the most popular adult animated television series out there. Despite the great success of the creator with these programs, his Family man cleave, The Cleveland Show, it didn’t do so well. Aired on September 27, 2009 on Fox, The Cleveland Show He gradually saw a decline in grades in his later years, leading to his eventual downfall.
The Cleveland Show Following Family boys Cleveland Brown, documenting his move from Rhode Island to Virginia to start a new life with his family, consisting of his wife, Donna Tubbs, their son, Cleveland Brown Jr., and his stepchildren, Roberta and Rallo Tubbs.
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The Cleveland Show saw the dysfunctional Brown-Tubbs family through many shenanigans throughout its four-season run. He used a formula similar to Family man, with much of his humor focused on poking fun at American culture and utilizing the clipped-gag comic element. Yet despite following the same plan, having the same creator, and being made up of familiar characters, the spinoff show never gained the same popularity as its predecessor.
This is not to say that the series did not have its moments. The Cleveland Show He was even nominated for a few awards: a Primetime Emmy Award and two Teen Choice Awards. Still, it gradually received more negative than positive reviews. Around season 4, which ended up being his final season, rumors began to circulate that The Cleveland Show it would be canceled.
During this time, Fox had yet to formally announce the show’s cancellation, but many surmised The Cleveland Show he was almost dead. However, the network allowed him to release the remainder of the fourth season, as it would bring the series to a total of 88 episodes, the typical benchmark for television syndication. Surely enough The Cleveland Show was canceled after season 4 due to its continued rating drop. Its last episode aired on May 19, 2013.
While The Cleveland Show It never really caught on, the spinoff was good in its own right. And the Brown family was not forgotten, rejoining their mother program that is still running, Family man, in season 12. Although Cleveland’s reunion with his friends in “He’s Bla-ack!” It wasn’t the character’s best moment, as the cast mercilessly mocked his failed show throughout the episode.
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