Kidnapped gets kidnapped

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NBC has pulled Kidnapped off its schedule. The series will be replaced with a repeat of Law and Order: Criminal Intent this Saturday.

Kidnapped had originally aired on Wednesday nights at 10 p.m., premiering to a mediocre 2.8 rating in 18-49s and 7.5 million viewers. When the show shed viewers each week, it was moved to Saturdays, and production on the series was cut back. The show was scheduled to wrap after filming of the 13th episode, which is the number of episodes NBC had committed to airing.

Last Saturday's Kidnapped airing drew a 1.2 rating/4 share in the 18-49 demo, with 3.8 million viewers overall.

The decision of NBC to pull a show it had expressed a commitment to puts the future of another NBC show into doubt. On Monday, rumors swirled that struggling Aaron Sorkin drama Studio 60 On the Sunset strip would be canceled, but on Tuesday the network said it was happy with the numbers the show was drawing.

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