Sit Down, Shut Up shoved out

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With a voice cast that boasts Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, Kristin Chenoweth and several other big names, and a showrunner with Arrested Development on his resumé, Fox had high hopes for its new animated comedy Sit Down, Shut Up. Well, looks like those hopes are dashed.

Fox has rescheduled its Sunday night programming block, flunking Sit Down, Shut Up to the 7 p.m. slot after only two episodes in the plush post-Simpsons pre-Family Guy space. The show's premiere two weeks ago only slightly disappointed, but the second episode raised the red flag at Fox. Viewers bolted after The Simpsons and returned for Family Guy, making Sit Down, Shut Up look quite the chump.

Good ol' King of the Hill will reclaim its 8:30 p.m. slot moving forward.

In sadder news, The Cartoon Network has decided to end Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends after six seasons. The Emmy-winning show, from Powerpuff Girls creator Craig McCracken, will end with a 12-episode marathon (seven favorite episodes plus the final five episodes) on May 3 from 1-7 p.m.

I guess this is what happens when The Cartoon Network (emphasis on "Cartoon") decides to add reality programming to its slate. It's a crying shame I say!

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