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The Wedding Bells: FOX Cancels the Honeymoon

Cancelled The Wedding Bells on FOXAfter a four week run, FOX says the honeymoon is over for David E. Kelly’s The Wedding Bells series.

The Wedding Bells follows the Bell sisters, Annie (KaDee Strickland), Jane (Teri Polo) and Sammy Bell (Sarah Jones), who inherited “The Wedding Palace” following their parents’ divorce. The staff also includes Jane’s husband and company COO Russell Hawkins (Benjamin King), photographer David Conlon (Michael Landes), and wedding singer Ralph Snow (Chris Williams).

The series debuted on March 7th on FOX following American Idol. Over 12.4 million watched the initial episode. That sounds impressive until you realize that the comedy lost almost 16 million from Idol. Once Bells started in its new Friday night timeslot, viewership quickly fell even further. The most recent episode attracted only 4.5 million.

Production was shut down yesterday following the completion of the seventh episode. Four episodes have aired thus far and FOX maintains that the remaining three will see the light of day. The Wedding Bells remains on the schedule this week but was already scheduled to be pre-empted next week (for an airing of the movie White Chicks). It’s unlikely that the series will return.

A spokesperson for FOX said, “While we’ve been pleased with the show creatively, and David’s writing was first-rate, (Bells) just didn’t secure the ratings we’d hoped for.” Stay tuned! TV Series Finale home page

 

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kimi August 3, 2008 at 10:21 pm

how can you watch the previous episodes?

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jenny July 27, 2008 at 7:30 pm

i loved this show! the episode with the photographer getting the crazy bride to feel sexy was awesome…does anybody know the name of the song that he played while she danced around???

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Dana May 27, 2008 at 11:48 pm

please bring back this show it was sooooo funny. I felt like you did not give it a long enough chance for people to know if they like it or not. I understand that ratings mean alot but you didn’t even try to move it to a different time slot, a different day or perhaps another time of year, Summer maybe since most weddings happen in the then. did you even try? if you did I sure didn’t see it or think so. Please bring this show back or at least sell it to another station.
Thank You
and please reconsider

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jsm January 4, 2008 at 4:41 pm

fox are idiots for pulling this show, enuf said

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