While Fox may be delaying a decision on the fate of "House," "Terra Nova" and "Fringe," it has decided the fate of one of its new shows: The network had canceled Jonah Hill's animated series, "Allen Gregory."
Fox President of Entertainment, Kevin Reilly, confirmed the news that the Freshman animated series would not be returning for a second season at the 2012 Television Critics Association winter press tour in Los Angeles. The ratings for "Allen Gregory" had been falling for four weeks in a row, only managing to average a 1.5 in the 18-49 demo.
Meanwhile, Reilly confessed that he’s been "avoiding" a decision on the fate of Hugh Laurie's "House" because "it's hard to imagine the network without House… It's going to be a close call," reports TV Line. Laurie's contract is up at the end of Season 8, and executive producer David Shore is currently in talks with the network to decide if this will be the last season of the medical drama.
In a November interview with the UK's Daily Record, the British actor revealed that once "House" does come to an end, he's done with TV roles.
"I think I have been rather spoiled here [in America]," he said. "I can't imagine there will be another one quite like this. And I think I am extremely lucky to have had the one shot that I have had at it, and I wouldn't go looking for lightning to strike twice."
Laurie added at the time that he thinks he's "no longer a desirable commodity for TV" after eight seasons and nearly "170-odd shows" as the grumpy doctor. The actor has received six Emmy nominations and two Golden Globe Awards for his role on the drama series.
And for "Fringe" fans, it may be time to say goodbye to the ratings-challenged supernatural thriller. "We lose a lot of money on the show,” acknowledged Reilly, as reported by TV Line. "We're not in the business of losing money… [But] I'm not doing the soft cancel here. That’s another decision we will have to make."
"Fringe" executive producer, Jeff Pinkner, told TV Line, "We know what the end of this season is going to be, and it can function as a series finale."