ABC Pulls 'Opportunity Knocks' Off Schedule
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
ABC has closed its doors on Opportunity Knocks, making it the network's first show to be swept under the rug and the second new series to be pulled from the fall schedule following the FOX comedy Do Not Disturb.

The traveling game show was a bit of a disappointment during its run, averaging only a 1.9 rating and a 5 share among its target audience, adults 18-49.  It's also only averaged 6.3 million viewers, which may seem like a lot, but serving as a lead in to the results show of Dancing with the Stars, which is presently one of TV's most popular programs, it's simply lackluster.

For those who are not familiar, Opportunity Knocks is an Ashton Kutcher-produced series that sheds light to the question: How well do you know your family?  The show is hosted by JD Roth, who, along with his production crew, head to different suburbs across America and surprise families by knocking on their door and telling them they've been selected on the show.  Then contestants are quizzed about their knowledge of their family members for an opportunity to win some prizes.  Also serving as executive producers are Jason Goldberg, Karey Burke and Todd A. Nelson.

Opportunity Knocks
premiered on September 23 but has now been taken off the ABC's schedule after just three episodes.  The network is presently holding the remaining six episodes from the original nine-ordered installment for a later date.

Meanwhile, ABC has opted for another hour of Dancing with the Stars as an alternative to Opportunity Knocks, which aired on Tuesdays at 8pm.  But don't get too excited as the new hour of Dancing with the Stars will be a recap episode, which will lead into the program's live results show.  This will now serve as the network's Tuesday formula beginning this week.

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist

Source: Variety
(Image courtesy of ABC)