NBC Cancels 'Ready for Love'

'Ready for Love' (NBC)

Premieres: Sunday, Mar. 31, 8 p.m.

Produced by Eva Longoria, the NBC matchmaking competition stars three men looking for the loves of their respective lives. Couple and reality duo Giuliana and Bill Rancic host.

NBC has canceled Ready for Love.

The dating series, which has aired only two episodes on Tuesdays at 10 p.m., will be replaced by Grimm. The second-year sci-fi procedural will air in Ready for Love's slot through May 21; Dateline will replace Grimm at 9 p.m. on Fridays starting April 26.

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NBC noted it is unclear where or when the remaining episodes of the Eva Longoria-produced dating show will air.

Ready for Love had an unimpressive bow April 10. Its two-hour debut bested recent showings in the time slot -- but dropped a half of a point in its second hour (from a 1.8 to a 1.3).

Despite having one of the strongest lead-ins on TV with The Voice, Ready for Love dropped significantly in its second airing. The follow-up episode averaged a 1.2 rating in the key demo and 3.2 million viewers.

The Tuesdays at 10 p.m. slot has been a problematic one for NBC following the February conclusion of Parenthood. Smash took over the slot and quickly tanked. The Broadway drama has been bounced to Saturdays and is considered highly unlikely to return for a third season.

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