No Return for 'Jezebel James' on FOX
Amy Sherman-Palladino's new show axed after airing only three episodes
After only two airings and three episodes, FOX has pulled the plug on "The Return of Jezebel James."
Effective immediately, FOX has replaced both original episodes of the "Jezebel James" and repeats of 'Til Death" from its Friday schedule. A repeat of "Bones" will serve as the lead-in to the Friday premiere of " Canterbury's Law," which was moved off of Mondays after last week.
Repeats of "Bones" and "House" have, in fact, been the only FOX shows to deliver any sort of ratings in the Friday slot that most recently swiftly claimed the life of "Nashville" and never stirred up even minor attention for "The Next Great American Band."
In its final airing Amy Sherman-Palladino's first show since "Gilmore Girls" did only a 1.4 rating in the key demo of adults 18-49. In its two-episode premiere airing, the show averaged a miniscule audience of just over 3.15 million viewers.
The comedy, which starred Parker Posey and Lauren Ambrose, was largely dismissed by critics and likely suffered from FOX's decision to axe a scheduled post-" American Idol" premiere. Things were already looking bleak for "Jezebel James" dating back to October when the network cut the show's series order from 13 episodes to seven and later moved it from a cushy Wednesday time slot to the wasteland of Friday.