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Take Me Out Gets Dumped While Mobbed Returns

Take Me Out and Mobbed on FOXFOX’s new game show, Take Me Out, has been performing poorly in the ratings right from the start. As a result, it’s no big shocker that FOX has cancelled their plans for the dating show on the regular schedule. They’re replacing it with yet another non-scripted series, Mobbed.

Take Me Out is hosted by comic George Lopez and is based on a British series of the same name. It’s a fast-paced dating show in which 30 single women are introduced to new bachelors one by one. Each lady must decide if she’s interested in the guy based on his appearance and what he tells the crowd. Once all of the ladies have given the guy a thumbs up or down, the bachelor then starts to eliminate women based on his preferences. By the end, there’s one guy-girl match and the process begins again with a new man.

The TV series debuted on June 7th to a disappointing 1.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 3.26 million viewers. Over the course of the next few weeks, the ratings have dwindled even lower. Last week’s episode hit a new low and drew a 1.0 in the demo with 2.32 million viewers.

FOX has decided to pull Take Me Out from Thursday nights after tonight’s installment. The network ordered eight episodes so that will leave three originals remaining. They’ll start running next Saturday, July 14th, at 9pm. The season finale will air on July 26th.

The network has opted to fill the Thursdays at 8pm timeslot with original installments of Howie Mandel’s Mobbed for the next three weeks. The season finale will run on July 26th.

Mobbed was supposedly renewed for next season but that was based on FOX having leftover episodes from season one. It will remain to be seen if the network will actually put the hidden-camera show back in production.

It seems very likely however that FOX will cancel Take Me Out. It’s the network’s lowest-rated series of the summer and there’s simply no reason to bring it back.

UPDATE: FOX later changed their plans and is keeping Take Me Out on Thursdays. Repeats of Mobbed will air on Saturday, as was originally planned.

What do you think? Have you been watching Take Me Out? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for season two? What about Mobbed? Should that return?


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carol August 29, 2012 at 12:17 pm

I actually was surprised at how much my husband and I liked both shows, Take Me Out and the Choice. It was fun to watch together.


jim August 24, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Take Me Out is a fun show. We enjoy watching and wish success to the dating partners who have been thrust together in the air time of the show. We look forward to seeing more shows because George Lopez is a funny man and a great entertainer.


Cecilia August 22, 2012 at 4:42 pm

That show was so good — refreshing and George Lopez is such an amazing entertainer. The network should reconsider it. It is SUMMER, people are out traveling. There are so many other shows that started poorly and became a success. Give George a well-deserved chance to have people warm up to the show.


evelyn August 20, 2012 at 9:21 pm

i LOVE this show. even though they have no new ones, i still watch the few they have on demand. i really love george lopez, but i would have watched this show anyway. it was the comaraderie and the fast paced fun that kept me glued to the screen. please bring it back!!


Pat August 16, 2012 at 6:09 am

My wife got me started on this. Please keep it! Thursday night wouldn’t be the same.


Adwoa August 8, 2012 at 6:02 pm

Hey – You exes realize that this is summer and a lot of people travel. When I’m not
I really enjoyed the show. Keep it on Pleeeeeeeeese!


Dave July 26, 2012 at 9:57 pm

Great show. My wife and I watched it every week and enjoyed it. Fox sucks.


Sandy July 26, 2012 at 8:03 am

I really enjoy Take Me Out, catching all the missed episodes On Demand. I like the fast pace, quirky aspects, and comedy. You have to get more people to watch this show and get hooked too.


evelyn August 20, 2012 at 9:26 pm

i agree sandy!! i dvr it just so i dont miss anything. i deleted them after watching them because i thought there would be more to come. after it stopped coming on, i even watched it ON DEMAND even though i had seen them before.


wash July 6, 2012 at 11:55 pm

I don’t watch dating shows but my entire family and I really enjoy ‘Take Me Out.’ George Lopez is very entertaining as the host, the music is great and the ladies run the gambit from wild, bold and shy to witty and humorous. We want to see lots more of ‘Take Me Out.’


dancinhomer July 6, 2012 at 1:19 pm

I skipped the first one because I didn’t think I’d like, then I gave it a chance while waiting on Burn Notice and I actually enjoyed it. It was fast-paced and clearly just for fun. I wouldn’t watch it in the Fall, but it was great Summer TV. I can remember when Summer TV was nothing but re-runs. I’m glad to see new shows at all.


Tha Critic July 6, 2012 at 11:23 am

I could care less.


Bethany July 6, 2012 at 12:58 am

I have not watched it, as I simply am not into dating shows personally. However, I have seen the clips on The Soup, and will miss the weekly additions the show has provided.


Nobody July 5, 2012 at 7:30 pm

Mobbed is such a boring show. It’s like the same thing every time. I know Take Me Out isn’t really a “good” show but it’s really entertaining. Way better than Mobbed


robycop3 July 5, 2012 at 3:30 pm

Trash. Shoulda never aired, period.


melissa July 5, 2012 at 3:24 pm

I think it’s a great show, the girls are funny. I DVR it every week because I’m not home but I watch it.


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