After 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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