‘Our Kind of People’ Canceled by Fox After One Season on Air

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Our Kind of People won’t be returning for a second season on Fox, the network said Friday in a press release.

The drama is set in the affluent Black community of Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard. The story centers on a single mom who moves her family to the vineyard with hopes of taking her natural hair care line to the next level by connecting with wealthy African Americans.

But the ratings were not great. The series averaged a 0.5 rating in the advertiser-coveted adults 18-49 demo and 2.1 million total viewers, according to Variety. As previously reported,  the drama premiered in September 2021 to disappointing ratings, bringing in just 1.62 million viewers.

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The star-studded cast includes Yaya DaCosta, Morris Chestnut, Nadine Ellis, Joe Morton, Debbi Morgan, Lance Gross, and Raven Goodwin.

Inspired by Lawrence Otis Graham’s book “Our Kind of People: Inside America’s Black Upper Class,” the hour-long series is executive produced by Lee Daniels (Empire, Star) and Karin Gist (Mixed-ish, Star). Gist also serves as writer. Twentieth Television and Fox Entertainment produced the show.

Our Kind of People wasn’t the only Fox series to land on the chopping block Friday.

The network also canceled the comedy Pivoting after one season. The series centers on three friends who upend their lives in an effort to find happiness while there is still time, taking on the mid-life challenge they never saw coming.

The cast includes Eliza Coupe, Ginnifer Goodwin, and Maggie Q. Pivoting is created by Liz Astrof and premiered to positive reviews from critics on Jan.

Fox previously canceled The Big Leap in March.