The wedding is off. FOX has cancelled their new dating reality show, I Wanna Marry “Harry”, after airing four episodes.
Co-produced by Ryan Seacrest, I Wanna Marry “Harry” follows a group of young American ladies who believe that they’re in a dating competition to be with Prince Harry of Wales. In truth, “Harry” is a lookalike bachelor named Matthew Hicks. Are they falling in love with the man, or the crown?
The series debuted to a 0.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.9 million. Those might be okay numbers for The CW but certainly not for a FOX series. The numbers have gotten even worse in subsequent weeks and this week’s episode drew a 0.4 rating with 991,000 viewers.
With four episodes remaining in the season, FOX has pulled Harry from the schedule effective immediately. Reruns of FOX comedies will fill the timeslot starting next week.
Because Harry is a Fox show, the remaining episodes will be released online via sites like Hulu.com starting tomorrow afternoon. Riot, another new FOX show that’s also now been cancelled, won’t be as lucky.
A FOX rep says that the series may return to the schedule at some point but that seems highly unlikely given the numbers.
What do you think? Were you watching I Wanna Marry “Harry”? Do you think that it should have been cancelled? Was a second season feasible?