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Fox cancels 'Grandfathered' and 'The Grinder'

"I'm thrilled to have 22 episodes," The Grinder star Rob Lowe said. "Time well spent!"

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Annie Martin
John Stamos at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards on March 12. The actor played Jimmy Martino on Grandfathered. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
John Stamos at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards on March 12. The actor played Jimmy Martino on "Grandfathered." File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, May 13 (UPI) -- Fox series Grandfathered and The Grinder won't return for a second season.

The network has canceled the John Stamos sitcom and Rob Lowe comedy, in addition to the animated series Bordertown and Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life starring Jack Cutmore-Scott.

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Grandfathered starred Stamos as a lifelong bachelor who discovers he has a son and a granddaughter from a relationship 25 years previous. The actor was hopeful the show would be renewed following the season finale Tuesday.

"We left [the finale] cliffhangery enough for it to be interesting and also, whether we come back next year or not, we'll be able to play it either way," Stamos told E! News.

"I love this show. I put a lot into it. I love the character. This is the show I wanted to do," he added. The actor appeared to be feeling the heat when he posted a photo of himself with a shark on Wednesday.

The Grinder, meanwhile, starred Lowe as an actor who returns to his hometown of Boise, Idaho. The character, who played a lawyer on TV, joins his father (William Devane) and brother's (Fred Savage) law firm despite his lack of experience.

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"#TheGrinder was not renewed by @FOXTV," Lowe tweeted Thursday. "It was unapologetically original, smart, funny and had a murder's row of talent. #GrinderRests."

"The great news is, that film is forever. And I'm thrilled to have 22 episodes that were as acclaimed as they were. Time well spent," he added before joking, "And there is still Grindr. So there's that. #NotAllBadNews."

ABC also canceled a slew of shows this week, including Castle, Nashville, The Muppets and Agent Carter. CBS gave the axe to CSI: Cyber, the final series in the 16-year CSI franchise.

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