Breaking In: FOX Cancels Sitcom’s Remaining Episodes

canceled Breaking In to be dropped againAfter cancelling Breaking In last spring, FOX worked out a deal and resurrected the sitcom for season two. Many fans were very happy that the show had been saved but few seem to be tuning in to watch these days.

Starring Christian Slater, Megan Mullally, Alphonso McAuley, Bret Harrison and Erin Richards, Breaking In has been doing quite poorly in the ratings and is down by 40% when compared to last year.

After just five episodes, the sitcom has been averaging a 1.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 3.01 million total viewers. Aside from Fringe, it’s the lowest-rated scripted series on the network this season — doing much worse than already-cancelled shows like Allen Gregory and Terra Nova.

FOX had planned for Breaking In to return to its Tuesdays at 9:30pm timeslot starting April 24, but they’ve dropped the show instead. The network will air reruns of New Girl instead. FOX recently renewed New Girl, as well as fellow Tuesday night occupants Glee and Raising Hope, for the 2012-13 season.

The network had ordered 13 episodes for Breaking In’s second season so that means that there are eight unaired installments remaining. There’s no word on when or if they will air (perhaps teamed with I Hate My Teenage Daughter?) but it’s a sure thing that FOX execs won’t be having a change of heart once they cancel Breaking In for the second time.

What do you think? Were you a fan of Breaking In? Did you stop watching the show this season?

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  1. martin says

    loved first season good and getting better .second season not so good mulley would be good client who calls them now and then to do jobs for her.oz is suppose to be all knowing and not near bankrupt losing the biz .the blond super seccratary should be ozes secratary.. someone to take care of the little things when oz is away …more on the jobs the oz master mind thing ….less hay hay were the monkeys an more iron man type thing

  2. Adam says

    Two words killed this show: Megan Mullally. Season one was great, season two….not so much. What mental genius decided to put her in the show needs to be reassigned. I loved the show and she made me turn it off. Bring back the original cast and writers and you will have a top rated show. And Alphonso McAuley is great.

  3. rudy says

    Love this show. Anyone who loves movies from the 80’s or 90’s gets it. “baboon heart??!! What are you, an amateur?”. Gonna miss it.

  4. Dave says

    Breaking In stinks! The first season was like able with potential and I was looking forward to watching the show grow into something in season two. Apparently they scrapped growth and revamped into a camp fest lacking any form of clever plot. What a waste.

  5. Rob says

    Well I watched Season 1 and loved it. On the other hand Season 2 was a complete disaster and although I watched all episodes , I did not like it 1 bit. The reason…… Oz this season was made to look horrible and was outsmarted by many .He was better when he was ahead of everyone knowing everything . Another , where were the breaking ins???? Not once this season did they actually show a break in. The bra episode was a disaster , wow protect the bra and then they had it “stolen” by the new boss , very pathetic. Another , way too many other people in the gang that had nothing to do with anything.

    I am glad it got put out of its misery , however , this SHOULD not have even happened . No wonder the ratings were low when fans of the first season hated this one . I never would have watched it past the first episode of season 1 if it started like season 2 did

    • Brian says

      Not to mention how absolutely terrible the boss, Megan Mullally was…. wow, so bad. I really enjoyed the first season, but Fox made sure no one would complain that they wanted a 3rd season.

  6. Ray says

    I Have Been A Fan Of “Breaking In” Since Its Debut Last Year, & Was Extremely Disappointed When Fox Decided To Cancel It. I Never Missed An Episode & Found Them All To Be Extremely Enjoyable & Humorous. I Was Very Happy When Fox Announced Its Decision To Revive “Breaking In.” Now, It’s Being Canceled Again Because Of Low Ratings Which Could Have Been Avoided Had Fox Kept The Original “Breaking In” Cast Intact. If I Were Fox, I Would Do Whatever Is Necessary To Give The Series A Fighting Chance, Instead Of Canceling It. It Seems Today That If A New Series Isn’t A Hit From Its First Episode, It’s Deemed A Failure & Canceled Without Giving It A Chance To Find Its Audience & Succeed. Come On, Fox! Save “Breaking In!”

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