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UPDATE: It’s official. “Do Not Disturb” is canceled. Seven episodes produced, three aired, unclear what will happen to remaining half hours. Show averaged 4 million viewers and a 1.6 rating.
PREVIOUS: Fox yanked ailing comedy “Do Not Disturb” off the air after its third episode, replacing it next week with an additional episodeof “‘Til Death” to fill the 9 p.m. hour.
Fox said the show isn’t officiallycanceled. But it’s also difficult to imagine”Disturb” making a return. That means “Disturb” will likely become thefirst axed show of the season.
Replacing the low-rated silly comedy”Disturb” with an additional episode of the low-rated silly comedy “‘Til Death” is an odd joke, like a calorie-minded dieter swapping french fries foronion rings. “Death” was only a tenth of a point higher than “Disturb” in Wednesday night’s ratingsand actually dropped more week to week (“Disturb” fell 13% from lastweek; “Death” dropped 26%).
Thing is, “Death” has long been an aptlynamed zombie sitcom incapable of being killed despite terrible ratingsand critics bemoaning its existence. The show keepsdevouring its equally under-performing time period partners andreplacing them with versions of itself, like some sort evil replicatingtwin (remember “Back to You”?). If anybody owns incriminating photos ofRupert Murdoch, it’s the producers of “‘Til Death.”
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