News of FOX’s cancellation of Do Not Disturb first leaked out yesterday. After broad critical disdain, a poor premiere and sinking ratings, the news hardly came as a surprise. The network steadfastly maintained that the sitcom was merely being pre-empted for next week’s episode. Now, less than a day later, FOX has made it official. Do Not Disturb is the first cancellation of the 2008-09 season.
As reported earlier, next week’s episode will be replaced by another episode of ‘Til Death. It’s expected that FOX will also replace the October 8th episode, the sitcom’s unaired pilot. After that, the presidential debate and Major League Baseball coverage will fill the Do Not Disturb timeslot as previously planned.