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Fox Cancels Comedy ‘Rel,’ Drama ‘The Gifted’

Fox has canceled the first-year comedy Rel and the sophomore drama The Gifted. Rel debuted Sept. 30, a multi-camera comedy from 20th Century Fox Television. It was about comedian Lil Rel’s life on the south side of Chicago. Mike Scully was the showrunner.

The Gifted came from 20th Century Fox Television and Marvel Television. Season two kicking off Sept. 25, the show centered on a couple whose lives are rocked when they discover their children possess mutant powers. The family goes on the run from a hostile government and hooks up with an underground network of mutants.

The executive producers are Matt Nix, Bryan Singer, Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg, Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory.

The cast includes Stephen Moyer, Amy Acker and Sean Teale. 

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.