Fox has cancelled Do Not Disturb, according to Michael Ausiello of Entertainment Weekly:
Sources confirm to me exclusively that the critically savaged sitcom, starring a slumming Jerry O'Connell and Niecy Nash, has been axed after three low-rated episodes. The show's Wednesday time slot will be filled with repeats of 'Til Death, which upgrades the network's 9 to 10 p.m. comedy block from excruciatingly painful to unbearably painful.
The first episode of the show was so bad that its creators took the unusual step of apologizing "for being the perpetrators of such bad television."
If you're scoring at home, I missed this one on the TV Death Pool. The first episode was so bad that I thought it might be cancelled between commercial breaks. Jerry O'Connell's capable of being funny, as his Tom Cruise impersonation demonstrates, but Do Not Disturb did a terrific job of burying that aspect of his personality.
Do Not Disturb was my #7 (the show I thought was 4th most likely to fail). It was chosen by 34 other people in the TV Deathpool.
Here's a link to the article in today's Hollywood Reporter about the impending cancellation.
'Til Death is hardly a better performer with just thousands more people watching it than DDD.
My favorite line in the article is the last: "If anybody owns incriminating photos of Rupert Murdoch, it's the producers of 'Til Death."
Personally, if they did a terrific job of burying him full stop, I'd have been ok with the show going on for a while.
Fringe got a pick up. But unlike 90210, Fringe has been the No. 1 new show in the 18-49 demo.