Ben and Kate is canceled, according to sources within Fox. According to Extra, the future looked bright for Ben and Kate, a comedy about a practical single mom played by Dakota Johnson and her quirky older brother played by Nat Faxon.
Ben & Kate garnered early buzz, good critic reviews, and was picked up for an additional six episodes in October for a total of 18. No word yet on when or if the remaining episodes will air, although it’s possible that Fox may release them as part of a DVD box set.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Fox has decided to kick Ben & Kate to the curb. In replace of the dead space, the network plans to run Raising Hope, and Hells Kitchen. The former show makes sense considering its a comedy, but Hells Kitchen is a reality show, and it will give the rest of the sitcoms like New Girl and The Mindy Project a horrible 9 o clock lead in.
The Fox television network has yet to officially cancel Ben and Kate, but co-star Echo Kellum tweeted an opinion that just confirms the bad news for Ben & Kate fans:
“My network and I just broke up. She is a great girl, and I’m glad she gave us a shot as long as she did. I’ll miss you. #fox #benandkate.”
Series creator Dana Fox wrote on Twitter that the feeling is about the same:
“I’m heartbroken but will get back to being funny soon. Thank you to everyone who made this the best experience of my life!! #benandkate.”
With Ben and Kate canceled other fans have taken to Twitter to share their dismay:
Lesson in life: Don't get too attached to TV shows, cancellation may break your heart to million (i.e. Apt. 23, Ben and Kate)
— jeremy (@bluthss) January 24, 2013
I already miss Kate's quirkiness, Dakota's face, English sensation/national treasure Lucy Punch & little Maggie's English accent #benandkate
— Shaden Dada (@bronzia88) January 24, 2013
What do you think about Ben and Kate being canceled by Fox?