Fox cancels 'Almost Family' after dragging out Season 1, disappointed fans blame Timothy Hutton
This cancellation comes amidst controversy surrounding actor Timothy Hutton, who was accused of sexually assaulting a woman in 1983 when she was 14. Hutton denies this accusation
Fox has officially canceled 'Almost Family' after season 1.
It was only a matter of time till the official confirmation came in. The show had been struggling with its ratings for a long time now - so much so that the network moved it from its Wednesday slot for its last two episodes and relegated it to Saturdays, concluding the first season run of 13 episodes on February 22. Earlier, it was often pushed from its slot on multiple occasions sparking cancellation rumors.
This cancellation comes amidst controversy surrounding actor Timothy Hutton, who was accused of sexually assaulting a woman in 1983 when she was 14. Hutton denies this accusation.
Fox's drama 'Almost Family' is a story of three sisters Julia Bechley (Brittany Snow), Edie Bechley (Megalyn Echikunwoke) and Roxy Bechley (Emily Osment) and how they are united under unnatural circumstances. Hutton played the role of Dr Leon Bechley, who cheated several women seeking artificial impregnation by inseminating them with their own sperm. 'Almost Family' followed Brittany Snow's Julia come to terms with this but offered little insight and instead played safe on the comical front.
Despite the low ratings, fans of the show are very upset about Fox's decision. "They really cancelled Almost Family, I don’t even know what to say, I was excited to follow the girls through their lives especially messy a*s Julia," tweeted a fan.
Especially upset because now they won't get to see the beloved #Amandie anymore. "Deeply saddened to hear about 'Almost Family' cancellation. Victoria Cartagena and Megalyn Echikunwoke were such beautiful bright lights that brought a lot of depth, complexity, and lovely layers to their characters. We are holding on to a happy #Amandie ending in our hearts," tweeted a fan. Megalyn's Edie and Victoria's Amanda were fan favorites.
Some fans had already seen this coming. "Ha. This show is just short of being officially cancelled. It's got the cast but it's Hokey AF and compelling unbelievable considering there are ACTUAL preceding real-life cases it's as good as dead. It truly is a shame. Oh, and ratings are terrible..the reason anything is truly cancelled," a viewer had said.
At the same time, some viewers give Hutton complete credit for the cancellation; not considering the consistent low ratings. "Looks like there won’t be a Season 2 of Almost Family. Thanks so much @timhutton you despicable sexual predator. You make me sick; raping a 14 year old is soooo revolting," tweeted one.