Fox has cut the 13-episode midseason order to new single-camera comedy The Goodwin Games to 7 episodes. The series will wrap production today when it finishes filming Episode 6 to fulfill its reduced pickup of six episodes plus the pilot. Fox already ordered supersized 24-episode seasons of Raising Hope, New Girl and freshman The Mindy Project as well as 19 episodes of new fall comedy Ben And Kate. The reduced order for Goodwin Games, which will likely alternate with Ben And Kate, will ensure 24-26 originals for each half-hour time period of Fox’s fledgeling Tuesday comedy block this season (unless the network opts for more trimming of current orders).
Goodwin Games, from the How I Met Your Mother trio of Carter Bays, Craig Thomas and Chris Harris and 20th TV, revolves around the three Goodwin siblings (Becki Newton, Scott Foley, T.J. Miller) who reconnect after the death of their father when he leaves them his fortune — but only if they agree to his terms. The project underwent casting changes after the pilot, with Miller replacing Jake Lacy and Kat Foster replacing Felisha Terrell.