To no surprise, the new comedy from Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino, The Return of Jezebel James, has been axed and won’t be returning.
The network has clearly had little faith in the Parker Posey series from the beginning. Its initial order was cut from 13 to seven episodes back in October. There had been plans to give the comedy a special launch by premiering it after an episode of American Idol but that didn’t happen. Instead, FOX gave Jezebel James the kiss of death by running the series on Friday nights, coupled with repeats of ‘Til Death.
Even by Friday night standards, the series premiere attracted dismal ratings — just 3.17 million viewers and a 1.0 rating among adults 18-49. The numbers for the two subsequent episodes didn’t get better.
To no surprise, Jezebel James has been pulled from the schedule effective immediately and won’t be back. FOX has also pulled the repeats of ‘Til Death. Bones reruns will take over the 8-9pm Friday night timeslot for the next three weeks. There’s no word as yet if the network plans to release the remaining four episodes of Jezebel James online. Stay tuned!