On the heels of Fox ordering additional episodes of their freshman series “Ben and Kate” and “The Mindy Project,” cast members of the network’s other new fall program “The Mob Doctor” admitted they were completely confused about why their show hasn’t been cancelled yet.
The critically-panned and low-rated drama, which tells the story of a doctor who secretly works for the mafia, was predicted by most in Hollywood to be the first network show cancelled this fall season, but somehow it has managed to survive.
“Every time my phone rings, I think it’s going to be the network telling me they cancelled us,” said “Mob Doctor” star Jordana Spiro. “But then it just turns out to be someone who watched ‘Mob Doctor’ calling to say they hate my show.”
Cast members told Hollywood & Swine that the only thing cancelled on the set of “Mob Doctor” were the vacation plans they made this month because they were so positive they would be out of work already.
According to a spokesperson at Fox, the network is holding off on cancelling “Mob Doctor” until one of their rival networks cancels a new show first.
“We only had three new shows this season, so it’s pretty embarrassing if we’re the first network to admit we failed creatively,” said a Fox spokesperson. “Besides, we’re confident ‘Mob Doctor’ can at least outlast NBC’s new sitcom with the monkey in the lab coat.”