Past Life follows a team of past-life detectives who try to discover if a person’s problems and visions stem from traumatic events in a former life. The series stars Kelli Giddish, Nicholas Bishop, Ravi Patel, and Richard Schiff. The series was inspired by the book Reincarnationist by M.J. Rose.
In February, the FOX TV show got off to a disappointing start with a 2.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 8.32 million viewers. That represented a loss of about 70% of the American Idol lead-in audience.
When the drama moved to Thursday a couple nights later, it attracted a meager 1.4 rating in the demo and 5.3 million viewers. Episode three ran opposite mostly repeats and viewership dropped even lower.
FOX pulled the show off the air soon after and cancelled the series. Word was that the remaining four episodes would surface after the regular TV season was over.
The unaired installments began airing on Fridays, starting May 28th. Two of the four have aired so far but FOX is pulling the series once again.
The final two episodes of Past Life were scheduled to air on June 11th and June 18th, followed by repeats of House. FOX has dumped Past Life (again) and has shifted House to 8pm.
At 9pm, they’re airing encores of The Good Guys. The new cop series is struggling in the ratings and the network is desperately trying to make it work because they’ve already given it a spot on the fall schedule. New episodes of Good Guys will supposedly air Fridays at 9pm next fall.
For the couple million viewers who’ve been watching Past Life on Friday nights, there are currently no plans to air the remaining episodes. If/when the show make sit to DVD, they’ll likely be included.
What do you think? Are you sorry to hear you won’t be able to see the last episodes of Past Life any time soon?
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