CBS Pulls Series After Two Airings THR
It's generally been tough for midseason entries this year. Latest word is from CBS, which has pulled one of its shows after just two airings, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
"The midseason reality competition ['The Job'], which counted Mark Burnett among its executive producers, has been pulled from the schedule after just two episodes," THR writes, adding 'Undercover Boss' will return to the 8 p.m. Friday time slot this week."
The article continues, "It was a brief, uphill battle for 'The Job.' The Lisa Ling-hosted series opened to a weak 4.1 million viewers and a 0.9 rating in the adults 18-49 demo on Feb. 8. In its second outing, Fast National ratings gave the show just 3.4 million viewers and a 0.7 rating in the key demo."
The story adds, "From Embassy Row, Sony Pictures Television and Mark Burnett Productions, 'The Job' followed groups of contestants vying for a chance to nab 'a dream job at their dream company.' Michael Davies ('Who Wants to Be a Millionaire') and James Sunderland joined Burnett as executive producers. It's not clear whether the six remaining episodes of 'The Job' will air."