The sitcom stars Scott Foley, Becki Newton and TJ Miller as three estranged siblings who reunite to inherit their late father's fortune.
Devised by How I Met Your Mother creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, the series was originally supposed to air in 2013 with a 13-part first season.
However, Fox has now cut back its episode order to just seven, according to TVLine.
The reduction follows the network's decision to extend the current seasons of Raising Hope, New Girl, The Mindy Project and Ben & Kate to 24 episodes each.
However, despite the cuts, The Goodwin Games will air its seven episodes and has not been officially axed.
Jake Lacy was cast in the original Goodwin Games pilot, but was replaced by Miller and later landed a series regular role in the final season of NBC's The Office.
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Watch a video preview for The Goodwin Games below: