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Attention casting agents: Jerry O'Connell is available for work!

The television season has its first cancellation. Fox has dropped the hammer on its comedy Do Not Disturb, according to EW.com. The show wasn't given much of a chance to get rolling, given that only three episodes of the program ever aired.

But apparently the unimpressive numbers from those airings were more than enough for Fox to send the show packing. Critics panned the show (we did too), with some saying that it could single-handedly destroy the sitcom genre...ouch.

The show starred Reno 911's Niecy Nash and Carpoolers' Jerry O'Connell as workers in a hip New York hotel. Unfortunately, it just wasn't that funny. Let's hope Dave Franco, who played Gus the bellhop, finds a happier home elsewhere.

Do Not Disturb's producers made an attempt to woo critics back to their side by sending out apology letters along with a DVD of an episode they were "very proud of." "We apologize for being the perpetrators of such bad television and ask that you find it in your heart to 'let us disturb you' one more time," read the letter.

Well, looks like that's not going to happen. Say your goodbyes and good riddances in the comments section below!

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Oct 04, 2008
cytto_degaunt:

if u yourself didnt watch it y give it a chance?

the premise was stupid & the show is stupid.

it shouldnt have even been greenlit.

lots of $ WASTED!
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Oct 03, 2008
I hate when networks are quick to cancel a show. I didn't watch this and probably wouldn't, but sheesh, give it a season. What else are they going to put in the timeslot? They might as well let the show play out.
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Oct 03, 2008
I checked out two epsodes which is what i give every show, just to give it a chance. Niecy Nash was great on Reno 911 and the fat kid from Stand By me was just blah. Its like they took every background character from a good show/movie and said here... try to make this show funny without the people you usually make the snappy remarks to.
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Oct 03, 2008
A moment of silence please... thank you, now if we could please hit the lever and flush this crap. One episode was enough to turn me off of this show. It was doomed from the start, just bad writing regardless of the stars in it.
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Oct 02, 2008
Jerry O'Connell was basically playing the same unlikeable character that he played in Carpoolers.

If he ever wants to make it to season 2 of a show maybe he should play someone else
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Oct 01, 2008
Like I've said numerous times, Carpoolers, cavemen, and even according to Jim are not great but they did the job compared to garbage like this, Plus A lot has to do with lead in, If this was on cbs and in between HIYM and 2 men it would probably gotten decent ratings.
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Oct 01, 2008
I can't really comment all that much on the show, it didn't appeal to me as being worth my time to watch, although I'm not surprised to admit that it's FOX doing the canning, it seems like a favorite sport of theirs.
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Oct 01, 2008
LMAO!!! I didn't even bother, I knew this would happen. I thought it might last as long as Kelsey Grammar's fox show which also sucked IMO but I guess fox learned to let go early this time.
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Oct 01, 2008
i'm surprised that it lasted 3 episodes, it was that bad
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Oct 01, 2008
Niecy, Come back to Clean House PLEASE!!!!
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Oct 01, 2008
Oh, gee. I didn't get to find out for myself.
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Sep 30, 2008
I am shocked.
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Sep 29, 2008
Bad to the bone, and not funny at all.
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Sep 29, 2008
Good, I watched five minutes of this garbage and never looked back at my scarred brain.
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Sep 29, 2008
"do not disturb" show is the definition of how to make a bad show looks worse...
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Sep 29, 2008
lame show
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Sep 29, 2008
This show is bad-not funny at all, on the same level as 'TILL DEATH, YUCK.
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Sep 29, 2008
Jerry O'Connell clearly can't save a show that was written as badly as this. The last comedy that worked in a hotel was The Jamie Foxx show... and Jerry O'Connell you are no Jamie Foxx.
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Sep 29, 2008
Man, I really like Jerry O'Connell, but he has made some bad tv choices. Hope he gets something good next time.
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Sep 28, 2008
They axed it soon, but it is not like we have not seen it coming!!
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Sep 28, 2008
Who didn't see this coming, Jerry O'Connell is death to TV shows. Niecy Nash is doing too many shows for my mind to even handle, and they seriously couldn't find one other "important" familiar face to put on that show. I mean c'mon!! Later Dayz.
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Sep 28, 2008
I dunno, the show had a few fun moments and the characters weren't all that bad -- over all I found it watchable and kind of amusing...

Generally any show needs more than 2-3 episodes to find its pace, they could at least have given it a chance...!? But considering that lots of much better shows are being cancelled within the first season nowadays it isn't that much of a surprise...
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Sep 28, 2008
I actually sort of liked the show. I felt it improving. I liked the receptionist girl the most.
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Sep 28, 2008
I think it was better than Til Death. They shouldn't be showing that twice in a night now instead... Fox just likes to torture people... Maybe this is where Dollhouse will go once Til Death gets cancelled later this season.
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Sep 28, 2008
I watched the pilot (yes, the actual pilot) and, to be frank, it didn't matter what the heck order they showed this in, it was *clearly* extremely poorly written. It tried to be a cross between "Fawlty Towers" and "Hotel Babylon" and failed dismally. I'm amazed that this even got aired, it's that bad. "Carpoolers" was a far better vehicle (ha!) for Jerry and that got scrapped too - are we seeing a O'Connell curse forming?
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Sep 28, 2008
These multiple-camera projects are just almost the same, different people, same situations ...
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Sep 28, 2008
3 episodes... wow....
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Sep 28, 2008
I can't say I'm surprised, although, 3 epis isn't really giving a show much of a chance. It had its moments but was far too predictable. I would call it good filler for when there was really nothing else to watch.
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Sep 28, 2008
Every article I read on new shows never gave this one a chance. Three episodes just doesn't seem like a fair chance, but I never watched it so I don't know how good/bad it was.
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Sep 28, 2008
"Do Not Waste your Time."

This show was absolutely hilarious. It was just that bad.
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Sep 28, 2008
i would have at least tried to help the show, not can it so fast the ratings werent much better than til death
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Sep 28, 2008
i thought it was funny
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Sep 27, 2008
i usually give pilots a fair chance, but i didn't make it 5 minutes into this show... it just wasn't funny
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Sep 27, 2008
Fine by me I found this show hard to watch right from the begining. I think they did a poor job of introducing the characters right from the start and truly I don't recall laughing at any part once.
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Sep 27, 2008
Obviously the Exec Producer of Til Death is sleeping with the President of Fox because Til Death didn't done much better than this and it's survived years lol.
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Sep 27, 2008
Looks like they got disturbed...

Not gonna miss it, it really was terrible! And the ratings were horrible so I saw this coming miles ago!
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Sep 27, 2008
Oh dear, I must admit that I was really enjoying it! It wasn't exactly hilarious but it had one of the best ensemble casts in ages. I'll miss it, so typical of Fox to not give it a chance. I don't understand how networks expect shows to be instant ratings winners so soon.
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Sep 27, 2008
As I've said before...NEVER let Jerry O' Connell near any comedy. The only time I've ever laughed at him was when he died at the end of Scream 2.
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Sep 27, 2008
I haven't had the opportunity to check out this series myself. It's too bad.
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Sep 27, 2008
It was predictable. The show was going nowhere but three eps, come on, even the bad ones deserve more.
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Sep 27, 2008
Maybe the show wasn't stellar, but only three episodes? Really? Damn.
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Sep 27, 2008
Is it airing any more episodes??

Fox should bring back Back To You
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Sep 27, 2008
The show was pretty much a walking cliche!
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Sep 27, 2008
Good, that show was terrible.
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Sep 27, 2008
I never had a chance to watch it. I never found any positive reviews, either.
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Sep 27, 2008
Wow boy, did this last for a long time?! Lol! :)

I wasn expecting it to be canned like after 2 episodes, my thoughts proved me right. =)

If they're gonna make a sitcom, do it in 80s' - 90's style or dont do it at all! ;)
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Sep 27, 2008
Do Not Disturb may be duuded "Do Not Cancel This Series."
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Sep 27, 2008
Anyone could have seen this one coming. I actually liked Carpoolers and had hoped that it would return but the strike did it in. This one was on its way out from its first preview.
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Sep 27, 2008
ha. definitely saw that coming.
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Sep 27, 2008
Oh poor jerry O'connell. Guess he'll have to go console himself in Rebecca Romijn's bosom. Poor fellow.
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