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Ben and Kate: Cancelled Show Production Ends, Episodes Cut

ben and kate canceledLast week, FOX decided to pull Ben and Kate from the schedule with no immediate plans to bring it back. One of the co-stars and the show’s creator indicated that the sitcom had been cancelled.

On Friday, production on Ben and Kate was shut down for good. The network had ordered 19 episodes but only 15 of them have been produced. FOX has aired 13 installments and it’s unclear if or when the final two will air.

Ben and Kate revolves around a dreamer brother (Nat Faxon) who moves in his practical single mother sister (Dakota Johnson). The rest of the cast includes Lucy Punch, Maggie Elizabeth Jones, and Echo Kellum.

The series debuted in October to a 2.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 4.21 million viewers. The ratings fell in subsequent weeks, hitting a low of a 1.1 rating in the demo and 2.2 million.

What do you think? Are you hoping that FOX will air the final two episodes of Ben and Kate?

 

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Olivia March 24, 2013 at 11:54 pm

Bring it back!

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Dan February 19, 2013 at 8:47 pm

I don’t understand why Ben and Kate was cancelled by Fox? I think given time, it would have garnered a larger audience. I was truly enjoying watching the characters develop and am just flabbergasted that it would be cancelled and not given more of a chance. With all the abysmal shows out there it just doesn’t seem right. Ben and Kate was my favorite show on Tuesday night which led me to watching New Girl and eventually I gave Raising Hope a chance. No more Tuesday night block here, I guess there’s always Betty White’s Off their Rockers. Fox you have disappointed many, maybe you don’t care, and maybe we won’t either.

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Valerie McNamara January 30, 2013 at 3:01 pm

My 18 yr old daughter and I love this show and are sad to see it cancelled. Of course we want to see all episodes. Lucy Punch’s scene where she was demonstrating the geographic variances in the English accent was genius!

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