After just two weeks, FOX is pulling their new Second Chance TV show from its Wednesday night timeslot. Starting next week, the series will air on Friday nights at 9pm, switching places with Hell’s Kitchen. Ratings-challenged Sleepy Hollow will also begin airing on Friday nights at 8pm on February 5th.
The network hasn’t cancelled Second Chance yet but a timeslot change like this certainly doesn’t bode well for the series’ future. Neither do the ratings. The series debuted to a 1.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 4.71 million viewers. In week two, the ratings dropped to a 1.0 rating with 3.75 million. Last year, FOX cut the show’s episode order to 11 installments though the producers say they requested the reduction.
Here are timeslot change details:
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27
**TIME PERIOD PREMIERE**–“HELL’S KITCHEN” – (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1
PA: Viewer discretion is advised.
IT’S A GUT-WRENCHING CHALLENGE ON AN ALL-NEW “HELL’S KITCHEN” WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, ON FOX
After the contestants struggle to work together during opening night in the dining room, Chef Ramsay presents the red and blue teams with a communication challenge. Each contestant will wear a chef jacket with the dish they must complete written on the back of the jacket, while their teammates must read off the instructions to that contestant in order for him/her to properly prepare the dish. The team that correctly completes the most dishes will win a relaxing retreat in Santa Barbara, while the losing team must prepare the kitchen for the next dinner service, which involves gutting 100 lbs. of seabass. Later, during the dinner service, the teams will cook their second dinner service for VIP guests, including astronaut Buzz Aldrin. Find out which team will deliver an out-of-this world successful dinner service, and which team will struggle to manage the simplest tasks in the all-new “16 Chefs Compete” episode of HELL’S KITCHEN airing Wednesday, Jan. 27 (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (HK-1503) (TV-14 D, L)
Cast: Chef Gordon Ramsay
FRIDAY, JANUARY 29
**TIME PERIOD PREMIERE** “SECOND CHANCE” – (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) CC-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1
FAMILY MATTERS ON AN ALL-NEW “SECOND CHANCE” FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, ON FOX
Pritchard tries to prove to Duval that he was a better police officer and man than his son ever knew. Meanwhile, he and Duval go up against a deadly psycho and another father-son duo that is out to cause trouble in the all-new “From Darkness, The Sun” episode of SECOND CHANCE airing Friday, Jan. 29 (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (SCH-103) (TV-14 D, L, V)
Cast: Rob Kazinsky as Jimmy Pritchard, Tim DeKay as Duval Pritchard, Dilshad Vadsaria as Mary Goodwin, Adhir Kalyan as Otto Goodwin, Ciara Bravo as Gracie Pritchard, Vanessa Lengies as Alexa
Guest Cast: Amanda Detmer as Helen Pritchard, Adam DiMarco as Asher Davis, Martin Donovan as Duke Daniels, Jenna Romanin as Bobbi Sena
What do you think? Do you like the Second Chance TV show? Will you follow it to Fridays? Should Second Chance be cancelled?