ABC Yanks 'Trust Us With Your Life' from Schedule

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July 30th, 2012

ABC has pulled low rated improv series "Trust Us With Your Life, which has been airing Tuesdays from 9-10PM, from its schedule. On Tuesday, July 31, the show will be replaced with a new  episode of "Wipeout." On Tuesday, August 7, a "Wipeout" repeat will air in the time period.

Here are the details from ABC.

via press note:

THE COMPETITION TO BRING HOME THE $50,000 PRIZE IS MORE ENTERTAINING THAN

EVER WHEN JOHN HENSON PUTS HIS SIGNATURE Touch ON NEW OBSTACLES, INCLUDING THE HENSON HEADSHOTS, SLAPPY MEAL AND SPIN PSYCHO ON ABC’S “Wipeout

*** PROGRAM CHANGE ***

“It’s the John Henson Show” – “Wipeout” – Nobody is safe when host John Henson takes over the show and wreaks havoc on all contestants including “Cat Zombie,” “Stunt Child” and “Burger Flipper.” Players quickly learn there are no 'Henson-tives' to earn on the course when they take on all-new obstacles such as the Henson Headshots, Slappy Meal and the Spin Psycho, leaving all competitors wishing John would just stay in the Wipeout booth! Only the final 3 contestants with the fastest times will earn a spot in the ever challenging Wipeout Zone to try and become $50,000 dollars richer. Hosted by John Anderson (ESPN’s “SportsCenter”), John Henson (E! Entertainment’s “Talk Soup”) and co-hosted by Vanessa Lachey (ABC’s True Beauty), this episode of “Wipeout” airs TUESDAY, JULY 31 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

*** PROGRAM CHANGE ***

 

THINGS GO BANANAS FOR 24 COMPETITORS WHO FACE NEW OBSTACLES INCLUDING MONKEY BUSINESS, SCHOOL DAZE AND THE Gold Rush, ON ABC’S “WIPEOUT”

 

“Gorillas in our Midst” – “Wipeout” -- 24 contestants take on the all-new Monkey Business, which proves that you never know what big, dirty ape might be lurking in the bushes. Competitors then have to race through obstacles including the School Daze, the Gold Rush Petrified Forest and the always-dizzying Scaregrounds. Only three players will get the chance to compete for $50,000 in the Wipeout Zone. Contestants include Mr. Popular, The Goat Tease and a Circus Brat. Hosted by John Anderson (ESPN’s “SportsCenter”), John Henson (E! Entertainment’s “Talk Soup”) and co-hosted by Vanessa Lachey (ABC’s “True Beauty”), “Wipeout” airs TUESDAY, AUGUST 7 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 7/19/12)

 

            Note: This program replaces the episodes of “Trust Us with Your Life” that had been scheduled.

 

            Note: This program replaces the episodes of “Trust Us with Your Life” that had been scheduled.

 
  • Nick

    @Tony

    Definitely.

  • Tony

    So they’re going to be showing Wipeout repeats Tuesdays at 9, Thursdays at 8. and new episodes Thursdays at 9? Stupidest thing I’ve ever heard. Tuesdays at 9 NEED to be Happy Endings/Apt. 23!! Get people to know that it’s airing in the timeslot in the fall!

  • Networkman

    @Tony, I definately agree with you. I actually didn’t know that Trust Us With Your Life only had 2 more episodes left to air. With The Olympics games now getting the majority of viewers anyway, ABC should of just left things alone. It would of been as if the network was just burning off the last two episodes allowing viewers who love improv the opportunity to enjoy. Wipeout is getting overplayed. As you stated if the network didn’t have the guts to sshow Fred Willard because of the incident at least put Happy Endings and Don’t Trust the B… in the timeslot.

  • Kyle

    The show never got any advertisment, didn’t even know what it was till last week.

  • Clive Anderson

    Well the whole Fred Willard deal gave the network an out on the show. Shame too since I enjoyed it but the pace was too slow. Too much setup and not enough comedy.

    I do wish networks would stop trying to “do” Whose Line and just actually DO Whose Line! Find a new host (a Brit preferrably) and put it on ABC Family again or TBS and I bet it’d do just fine.

  • rob60990

    @Nick, its not new. They showed that episode a few weeks ago.

  • Fake Me Out

    @ Networkman et al

    Yes, I agree 100% that it’s probably a good idea to pull Fred for Happy Endings

    ymmv

  • PJM

    @Jon “Fred Willard gets the shaft again”
    Lets not bring up Fred’s shaft …

    Yeah, he can do that on his own.

  • Cilla

    What?!?! That was the best show ever!!!! Ugh! Im so mad at abc!!!! ;( :( ;( :(

  • Riff Rafferty

    Yes, ABC, it’s this show’s fault “NY Dead’s” ratings are so bad. Just look at last night for proof.

    This is why I don’t Trust ABC With My Remote. They can’t even wait one f#cking week. Guess we wouldn’t want to take anything away from all those other ginormous hits they rolled out this summer. (Okay, so the show sucked but I had it on as background noise. Mostly to show my support for Fred Willard.)

  • liz

    I thought it was a great show! Yet they keep lame shows like Bachelor Pad on the air

  • Sherry

    Whyyyyy would you cancel the show just because of Fred Willard? Get rid of him not the show! Please reconsider!!

  • Donna

    I really enjoyed trust us with your life. Liked the guy that did mime to the music and also loved when they did the floor/wall scenes…. Can’t believe the ratings were low. Maybe they should try and get Ryan stiles back. Hope to see this show on again at some point.

  • jess

    I wish this was not pulled. It was like watching whose line is it anyway. That show was better…maybe they could bring it back! Better talent than some of the ridiculous reality shows on now.

  • Lindsay

    I loved that show!!!!! They should bring the show back. I love it

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