This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of Grandfathered Season 2 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. Unfortunately, FOX has officially canceled the series. There will be no Season 2.
Summary and storyline
Grandfathered is an American comedy TV series that was previously titled Grandpa. Created by Daniel Chun, the series chronicles the life of a bachelor and restaurant owner who just discovered a son that was a result of a brief fling more than 25 years ago. Season 1 of the show premiered on FOX on September 29, 2015.
John Stamos plays Jimmy Martino, a 50 year old bachelor who discovers that he is both a father and a grandfather. With a 25 year old son from a brief fling with one of his ex-lovers, Jimmy tries to balance his personal life with two newcomers into his family. Grandfathered was originally commissioned for 16 episodes, but in mid-October the networked ordered an additional six scripts for the first season. A week ago, FOX confirmed that the show would run for a full 22 episodes during season 1.
Grandfathered has received mostly positive reviews from critics and audiences, as evidenced by a nearly 70% fresh ratings on Rotten Tomatoes and additional episode order by FOX. Just five epodes into the season, the show is averaging around 3 million viewers per episode. Can Jon Stamos and the rest of the cast carry the comedy forward and toward a renewal for Grandfathered season 2? Time will tell and so will the ratings. FOX has not made any announcements regarding a potential renewal just yet.
UPDATED December 22, 2015: The first nine episodes of the debut 12-episode season of Grandfathered finished airing on December 1, 2015. The show is now on a Christmas break until next year. The remaining episodes of the series will be back on the air on January 5, 2016. The network is more than likely to renew the freshman comedy series due to very satisfying viewership numbers.
UPDATED May 14, 2016: Disappointed by their performance, the Fox network has axed half of its television shows from the Tuesday night comedy block. This includes Rob Lowe’s sitcom The Grinder as well. The freshman comedy series Grandfathered, which concluded its 22-episode debut installment just a few days ago, has been officially cancelled as well. Having premiered to 5.3 million viewers last September, the sitcom has lost more than 50% of its audience by the end, averaging just 2.7 million viewers per episode, so the cancellation decision was rather predictable. Josh Peck, one of the leading cast members, confirmed the sad news on his personal Twitter page.