According to EW's Michael Ausiello, FOX has stepped up and made the first cut this fall season by canceling the new Jerry O’Connell
and Niecy Nash
series, Do Not Disturb
, which aired for a mere three episodes. The series garnered insufficient ratings for it to survive the airwaves. The timeslot of the canceled show will then be replaced by ‘Til Death
reruns as of the moment.
While some point out that the content of the series was the main reason why it was axed, some also say that it was pointless to not air the pilot on its debut on September 10. The production decided to air an episode that wasn’t the premiere of the season, but it garnered disappointing ratings anyway.
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Recently, the shows producers sent a letter to a group of television critics, apologizing “for being the perpetrators of such bad television.”
The producers wrote, “We here at ‘Do Not Disturb’ agree that by airing the ‘Work Sex’ episode — before airing the actual pilot — we created much confusion and we deserve all the criticism, the bad puns (i.e. ‘an early checkout from the fall season,’ ‘Do Not Make in the First Place,’ etc.) and, yes, even the accusation that it very well could be the final nail in the multicamera sitcom’s coffin.”
Meanwhile, there’s still a lot going on for the star of Do Not Disturb
, as Jerry O’Connell is busy running about to satisfy the food cravings of his expecting wife, Rebecca Romijn
of the ABC series Ugly Betty
. Romijn, who plays transgender Alexis Meade on the Golden Globe Award-winning dramedy, is carrying twin girls, which are due this winter. Romijn and O’Connell met at a party in 2004 and he proposed to her a year later. The two got married in an intimate ceremony in Los Angeles in July 2007. Romijn will be returning to reprise her role on Ugly Betty
-Valerie Anne del Castillo, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Variety, TV Guide, People, FOX News
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