Thursday, June 28, 2018

Canceled Before They Began: The Ortegas

It was supposed to be a unique sitcom- The Ortegas would feature Cheech Marin as a father whose son had his own garage based talk show. The show within a show would feature stars appearing as themselves, getting interviewed by the younger Ortega. Fox was bullish on the show and put it on the fall schedule in 2002.

Obviously you’ve never heard about the show, so what happened? Fox’s summer slate that year was too strong. The network found great success with The O.C. and American Idol. It had to clear the decks to accommodate its newfound success and The Ortegas were the sad casualties.