The Fox network still has one new sitcom that hasn’t debuted this season, The Goodwin Games, and according to Fox chairman Kevin Reilly, it won’t be placed on the schedule anytime soon. Created by How I Met Your Mother’s Carter Bays, Craig Thomas, and Chris Harris, Goodwin Games follows three siblings (played by T.J. Miller, Becki Newton, and Scott Foley) fulfilling their father’s last wishes in order to inherit his $20 million fortune. Speaking to reporters at the Television Critics Association tour yesterday, Fox chairman Kevin Reilly said this of the fate of the show:
“I’m creatively very happy with what’s happening in [our Tuesday comedy] block. But we haven’t been able to deliver the ratings. I’m not sure [Goodwin Games] is going to improve our lot, ratings-wise. So, we’ve got to hold off on it. To further upset that block is only going to exacerbate our problems. We are going to maintain consistency.”
Reilly added that the show would be put on the schedule in late spring or even the summer. A summer debut, when viewership and promotion by networks is nonexistent, could be the kiss of death for the already-troubled show, but a spot on the lineup might open up once Ben and Kate ends its short, 19-episode season in March or April. Here’s hopin’ it comes out in spring, rather than summer!