Fox announced today that the network has cancelled first-year comedies Dads, Enlisted, Surviving Jack and freshman drama series Rake. The news comes just one week after the network cancelled its sci-fi drama Almost Human.
Dads, which was created by Ted director Seth MacFarlane and his co-writers Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild, centers on two co-workers (Seth Green and Giovanni Ribisi) whose lives are disrupted when their fathers (Peter Riegert and Martin Mull) move in with them. Brenda Song, Vanessa Lachey and Tonita Castro co-starred in the sitcom.
Out of the four cancelled shows, Enlisted was easily the most critically-acclaimed of the group, starring Geoff Stults as Sgt. Pete Hill, who, after a tour in Afghanistan, is assigned to lead a group of misfits on a small Florida army base, including his younger brothers (Chris Lowell and Parker Young). Keith David and Angelique Cabral co-starred in the series, which was created by Kevin Biegel (Cougar Town).
Surviving Jack, which premiered at the end of March, stars Christopher Meloni as an ex-military father in the 1990s, who assumes the bulk of the parenting duties when his wife (Rachael Harris) goes to law school. Thomas Kasp, Connor Buckley, Claudia Lee and Kevin Rahm co-star in the series created by Bill Lawrence (Scrubs).
The mid-season drama Rake starred Greg Kinnear as Keegan Deane, an outspoken and self-destructive lawyer with a knack for taking on the most challenging cases. Tara Summers, Miranda Otto, John Ortiz, Necar Zadegan and Omar J. Dorsey co-star.
Fox has already picked up four new comedy pilots for the 2014-2015 season, an animated comedy from Seth MacFarlane, Mulaney, Last Man On Earth and Weird Loners, but the network today also passed on three more, Dead Boss, Fatrick and No Place Like Home. The network is also expected to pick up the comedy pilot Cabot College but an official announcement has not been made yet.