You know you are doing badly in the ratings when you are replaced with repeats of According to Jim and George Lopez.
ABC has pulled the critically successful, but low-rated Knights of Prosperity off the schedule, beginning this Wednesday, according to Zap2It.com. Count it as the first official casualty of American Idol.
The sitcom about a group of wannabe criminals attempting to rob Mick Jagger lead by Donal Logue (Grounded for Life) aired a mere eight episodes before ABC sent it packing.
Originally scheduled to begin in the fall, ABC pushed the premiere date for Knights of Prosperity back to January, hoping the sitcom wouldn’t get lost in the crowd of new fall shows.
However, the show was repeatedly clobbered by Fox's megahit on Wednesday nights. ABC then shuffled the show to an earlier timeslot, but by then the deed was done, and the show only managed to attract a little more than 5 million viewers.
ABC has not revealed what it plans to do with the remaining unaired episodes.