Fox Pulls 'Til Death From Lineup

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October 30th, 2008

Update: While 'Til Death is still off of Fox's schedule, and has been since October, 2008, Fox has already purchased a full season of episodes for NEXT season. Yes, 2009-10. When they will show all these episodes is anybody's guess. For the latest on Fox show prospects, click here.

Fox has pulled 'Til Death from it's schedule effective immediately. The show will be off the air for at least two weeks according to TVWeek, but would return for November sweeps. Repeats of House will air in the timeslot for at least the next two weeks.

This seems like the final straw for the extraordinarily weak performer that escaped cancellation last year by forces unknown to us. We speculated that it was extremely cheap and Fox was desperate for Fall shows after the writers strike. 'Til Death is produced by Sony Pictures Television, so Fox would have no clear incentive for its syndication.

This season it has performed dreadfully as well, only marginally better than newcomer Do Not Disturb that was the season's first scripted show to be cancelled. In our Renew/Cancel Index I had it lasting through the entire season because it reportedly had an order for a full season of shows. I may have been too optimistic.

Fox may say it's coming back in November, but all claims like this need to be viewed with skepticism. Once off the schedule, getting back on is very tough.

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