R.I.P. 'Reaper'?

Raywise_reaper_s2_240 Hear that? That's the last nail getting hammered into "Reaper's" coffin.

Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters, the creators and exec producers of The CW's "Reaper," have signed a seven-figure, two-year deal with 20th Century Fox TV, which calls for them to leave the supernatural dramedy that's been on the bubble for renewal in its second season.

It's not really surprising news. Korbi TV already mentioned that the future looked grim for "Reaper," and it was previously announced that Tyler Labine, who plays wacky pal Sock on the show, has signed on to star in a FOX pilot.

 It's a shame really, since the show is good and the ratings for "Reaper" were higher than the much ballyhooed return of "90210" last week. Hope springs eternal of course, but mainly for rabid fans who don't want to let go.

In the meantime, check out the clip of Tuesday's episode, "Underbelly," in which The Devil (Ray Wise) encourages Sam (Bret Harrison) to take the gang on a road trip with him and Sock has to deal with the sleeping arrangements with his hot stepsister (Eriko Tamura).



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