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Fox Series Gets the Ax

Aug 9, 2016  •  Post A Comment

The Fox Broadcast Network has pulled the plug on a series after it aired for one season. The series is the dating show “Coupled,” which aired its final installment Aug. 2.

“The show, from top unscripted producer Mark Burnett, struggled to get traction with viewers, ending its quiet summer run last week with 1.1 million viewers and a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating in Live+same day,” Deadline.com reports.

Fox TV Group Chairman Dana Walden talked about the show’s cancellation Monday at TCA, saying: “It’s hard to say exactly what didn’t work. It’s a fragile situation when they do work. Mark delivered a beautiful-looking show that didn’t resonate with our viewers.”

The show was set in the Caribbean. Walden noted: “It probably felt a little bit too close to other reality shows being done well right now. There wasn’t any need to do another relationship show on an island.”

Fox renewed another summer reality show, “American Grit,” starring John Cena, for a second season. The network also announced its next Mark Burnett project, an interactive musical game show based on the Shazam app.

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