Fox Pulls 'I Wanna Marry Harry,' 'Riot' From Schedule
Comedy repeats move into the Tuesday block as summer's low-rated unscripted efforts prove a nonstarter and "Harry" heads to VOD.
If you'd like to see who ends up with "Harry," you won't be seeing it on Tuesday nights. Fox announced Thursday that it's pulled remaining episodes of summer reality show I Wanna Marry "Harry" -- as well as game show Riot -- from the schedule, effective next week.
Though the network is currently looking for a fitting place to air the remaining episodes of the low-rated summer efforts, Harry, at least, will get a conclusion on VOD. Starting Friday, Fox is rolling out the unaired episodes of the Prince Harry imposter's dating competition on Fox.com, Fox On Demand, FOX NOW and Hulu.
In the absence of the two shows, Fox is plugging in encores of Family Guy, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, New Girl and The Mindy Project.
Both Riot and I Wanna Marry "Harry" struggled on the schedule. Recent episodes averaged just a 0.4 rating among adults 18-49 -- both following especially soft debuts.
The two series did have notable producer pedigrees. Riot, based on an Australian series of the same name, hailed from Steve Carell, while I Wanna Marry "Harry" is a Ryan Seacrest production.
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