Fox Cuts Episode Order For Midseason Comedy The Goodwin Games in Half

Games over?

Not quite, but sources confirm to TVLine that Fox has trimmed the episode order for its midseason comedy The Goodwin Games from 13 to just seven.

According to an insider, the primary reason for the cutback was real estate: Fox recently expanded the seasons of Raising Hope, New Girl and The Mindy Project to 24 episodes apiece. (Rookie comedy Ben and Kate, meanwhile, has a 19-episode order.) The source insists that the seven episodes of Goodwin Games will see the light of day.

From How I Met Your Mother executive producers Carter Bays, Craig Thomas and Chris Harris, the comedy centers on a trio of estranged siblings — played by Becki Newton, Scott Foley and T.J. Miller — who must reconnect in order to inherit their late father’s fortune.