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Interview: Connor Buckley

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Hopes where high when FOX announced that it had picked up family comedy Surviving Jack as a mid-season show for the network. After only a handful of episodes, the network decided to cancel its freshman comedy. Almost instantly, fans created online petitions, videos and went to social media to express their anger over the cancellation of the show. One of the stars of Surviving Jack, Connor Buckley is also one of the thousands who is pushing for the show to get a second life.

Connor sat down with the Pop Culture Principle to talk about Surviving Jack, his thoughts on why the show was cancelled and what fans can do to help spread the word to bring Surviving Jack back.

Pop Culture Principle – For those who still haven’t seen Surviving Jack, can you tell us what the show is about?

Connor Buckley – Surviving Jack takes place in the 90s. I think it’s the first show of its kind that focuses on the 90s. It has all the great music and clothes from the 90s and it’s a really nice throwback to that time. The show centers on a family in San Diego. The father is an oncologist and the mother was formerly a stay at home mom, but now she is going to law school. So the father, Jack, is now in charge of parenting us and his style of parenting is a lot more act first, ask questions later; which is what a lot of the comedy centers around.

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FOX Cancels 'Dads', 'Surviving Jack' And 'Enlisted'

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We guess you can say that FOX cleaned the comedy house today with three of its freshman comedies. According to Deadline, FOX has pulled the plug on Surviving Jack, Enlisted and Dads.

All three comedies struggled to find an audience and as recently as a week ago, there was talk that Dads might squeak by with a renewal.

FOX also decided to pass on comedy pilots for Fatrick, Dead Boss and No Place Like Home. That only leaves comedies Sober Companion and Cabot College in contention for a series pickup.

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