Anchorwoman thrown overboard

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When you have a scripted/reality show based on a fish-out-of-water story of a former bikini model and WWE Diva trying to make it as a newscaster in Texas, what could go wrong? Duh, everything.

Fox has canceled its show Anchorwoman after just one episode aired, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The reality/scripted hybrid made its debut on Wednesday, and the numbers were not pretty. With just 2.7 million people watching, the show chalked up a pathetic 1.0 rating and 3 share in the 18-49 demographic, according to Nielsen Media Research.

The program was originally a short-order series, and the remaining handful of episodes (for anyone who cares) will be available on Fox.com.

In the show, former model Lauren Jones gets a shot as a news anchor for a city in Tyler, Texas. Most of the prepremiere buzz around the show was not good. The premise stirred waves of contempt among the journalist community, which claimed the show tarnished the profession.

Anchorwoman will be replaced by repeats of the comedy 'Til Death.

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