"TVLine has learned that [Fox] is pulling [an] acclaimed, ratings-challenged rookie comedy from its schedule, effective immediately," writes our friend Michael Ausiello at TVLine.com.
The show is the brother/sister Tuesday night sitcom "Ben and Kate." The news comes as the cast and crew of the show were filming the 15th of 19 episodes ordered this season.
Ausiello adds, "Although a Fox insider maintains that ‘Ben and Kate’ will return at a later date, make no mistake: Today’s news has cancellation written all over it. And yes, it sucks."
The article explains, "Beginning next Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, episodes of ‘Raising Hope’ will air from 8-9 p.m. through February (except on Feb. 9, when ‘Hope’ will lead into an encore of ‘New Girl’ at 8:30/7:30c). ‘Hope‘s’ one-hour season finale will air Thursday, March 28, following ‘American Idol.’ On Tuesday, March 12, Season 11 of ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ will take over the 8-9 p.m. perch, leading into ‘New Girl’ and ‘The Mindy Project.’ "