Fox’s ‘Pivoting’ Canceled After One Season – Deadline

Fox’s ‘Pivoting’ Canceled After One Season – Deadline

Fox Pivoting will not be returning for a second season. The surprising cancellation comes after lengthy negotiations between the broadcaster and studio Warner Bros Television.

pivoting, starring Eliza Coupe, Ginnifer Goodwin and Maggie Q was considered a strong bet for overtime. The show, a Fox brass favorite, had a rare 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes for being one of the top-rated new broadcast series, and was also a strong showing on Hulu, able to monetize the network.

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There is inevitable finger-pointing in the immediate aftermath of cancellation, with each side feeling they did everything they could to secure an extension.

According to some sources, Fox was high Pivoting and gave the single-cam show a conditional renewal contingent on the series relocating from Los Angeles to Vancouver to save money, which was a no-go since the stars couldn’t uproot their families. In addition, there was reportedly a second attempt by the network to renew the series by asking for a significant royalty reduction, which was also unsuccessful as the studio found no way to do so.

According to other sources, Fox showed intention to renew Pivoting but made no strong pressure to secure it. And while the Hulu earnings have helped pivoting, I’m told the network has looked past this as the pact expires next year and its future is unclear.

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The decline of Pivoting highlights the challenges of the broadcast model and the pressure that declining linear ratings are putting on renewal negotiations, particularly with outside studios. Warner Bros. TV has signed a deal with Fox to renew its second multi-camera comedy, Call Me Kat, as well as the freshman drama The cleaning lady and is in the process of signing a series deal for a new comedy cindy snow, that would be produced in Atlanta at a lower price.

Fellow indie Lionsgate TV also secured a renewal for its freshman comedy series, Welcome to Flatch, which is rated lower than Pivotingmaking the cancellation of the latter even more surprising.

Created by Liz Astrof, Pivoting haunted three women (Coupe, Goodwin, Q) after the death of their childhood best friend. Faced with the reality that life is short, in their desperate attempt to find happiness, they make a series of impulsive, unwise, and complacent decisions that strengthen their bond and prove that it’s never too late to screw up one’s life.

Astrof executive produces Pivoting with Kapital’s Kaplan and Dana Honor. Tristram Shapeero served as the director/executive producer of the pilot. The series was produced by Warner Bros. Television in association with Fox Entertainment

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