To very little surprise and the dismay of patient fans, ABC has decided to drop The Nine and Knights of Prosperity from their schedule yet again.
The Nine had been missing from ABC primetime since the network pulled it back in November 2006. Though devoted fans were happy to hear it would return on August 1st, the network did little to promote the show or to remind anyone where the ongoing story had left off eight months earlier. It was no big shock that last week’s episode attracted a paltry 1.93 million viewers.
The Knights of Prosperity sitcom had been off the air since February. After six months away, two previously unaired episodes ran last week on August 8th. The episodes drew an average of 2.2 million — numbers that sound especially poor when compared with According to Jim reruns that attracted an average of 3.2 million that same night.
ABC has now pulled both The Nine and Knights once more. There are four episodes of The Nine and two Knights left. Though the network hasn’t said as much, it’s expected that the final episodes will be made available for viewing online. Stay tuned!