November 02, 2012 10:01am PT by Michael O'Connell
Fox Cuts Episode Order for Midseason Comedy 'Goodwin Games'
The Goodwin Games will be much shorter when they finally premiere.
A Fox rep confirms to The Hollywood Reporter that the episode order for its midseason entry has been cut nearly in half. With a lack of room on the schedule, the 20th Century Fox TV comedy will now produce seven episodes in lieu of the originally ordered 13.
A lack of room is one reason for the decision. Raising Hope, New Girl and The Mindy Project recently had their episode orders upped to 24, while freshman Ben and Kate had a somewhat smaller pickup of 19 episodes. The packed Tuesday leaves little space for a midseason entry, one reason why Goodwin Games did not appear on Fox's list of midseason premiere dates last week.
From How I Met Your Mother EPS producers Carter Bays, Craig Thomas and Chris Harris, The Goodwin Games follows three estranged siblings forced to reconnect after their father's death while competing against each other to inherit his fortune.
The series stars Becki Newton, Scott Foley and T.J. Miller.
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