ABC Cancels Zero Hour After 3 Episodes
By Allison Moore
Washington, D.C. (March 3,
ABC has cancelled the ratings-starved Zero Hour after just three
episodes, the network has announced.
The show, which starred Anthony Edwards as a magazine publisher
chasing conspiracy theories, garnered just
5.1 million viewers in its last episode, which aired February
28. Zero Hour's debut was watched by only about 6.3 million
The Huffington Post notes that Zero Hour may have been doomed
from the start, holding a 8 p.m. ET Thursday time slot against
American Idol on Fox and The Big Bang Theory on CBS.
The web site writes that repeats of Shark Tank will replace Zero
Hour for two weeks and then Wife Swap will return for a
seven-week run on March 21.
In other cancellation news, Lifetime has announced that Drop
Dead Diva, which was officially cancelled in January after four
seasons, will return after all for a fifth season. Deadline.com
writes that Sony Television, which produces the show, was able
to trim show costs enough to entice Lifetime to renew.
And several news reports are saying that Jimmy Fallon is set to
replace Jay Leno next year as the host of The Tonight Show. The
network has not confirmed that, but Leno's ratings have been
so-so while Fallon's numbers at the 12:30 a.m. slot have risen.
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