“The Moodys” has been canceled at Fox after two seasons, Variety has learned.
The series originally debuted in December 2019. The second season debuted on April 1, but Fox pulled it from the schedule with three episodes left around two weeks later. The final episode of the season is currently slated to air this Sunday, June 20. It will now serve as the series finale. The first season consisted of six episodes, while the second season bumped it up to eight.
“The Moodys” got off to a decent start at Fox in its first season, which was centered on Christmas and played up as a holiday event series at the network. Its rating fell off hard going into the second season, essentially halving what the show averaged in the first.
The series starred Denis Leary, Elizabeth Perkins, Francois Arnaud, Chelsea Frei, Jay Baruchel, Maria Gabriela de Faria, Gerry Dee and Josh Segarra.
“The Moodys” centered on the titular family: Sean Sr. (Leary); his wife, Ann (Perkins); and their three grown children – Dan (Arnaud), the youngest of the siblings and the “creative one”; Bridget (Frei), the middle sister and the “overachiever”; and Sean Jr. (Baruchel), the oldest sibling and the “failure-to-launch.”
Bob Fisher, Rob Greenberg and Tad Quill served as writers and executive producers on “The Moodys.” Eric Tannenbaum, Kim Tannenbaum, Trent O’Donnell, Phil Lloyd, Jason Burrows, Leary, and Perkins also served as executive producers. The show was based on the Jungle Entertainment Pty Limited and Australian Broadcasting Corporation series “A Moody Christmas.” CBS Studios and Fox Entertainment produced.