Since it seems to be okay to present articles as long as a day has passed (and please let me know if it isn't so I can edit: that was a general observation), here's the info for the board as a whole.
'CHICAGO (thefutoncritic.com) -- FOX will once again go back to the drawing board on Friday nights as the network revealed today it has pulled its reality series "Forever Eden" from its schedule effective immediately.
FOX's previously announced baseball coverage will fill the network's Friday slot this week while back-to-back episodes of "Totally Outrageous Behavior" and "World's Craziest Videos" are scheduled for April 23. Movies, beginning with "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider," will fill the entire Friday block starting April 30, the first Friday of the May sweeps period. The news means "Eden" more than likely won't resurface again - if at all - until the summer at the earliest.
"Eden" managed a paltry 1.9 rating/3 share in households and a 1.1 rating in adults 18-49 for its most recent airing according to preliminary fast national data. Should both scores hold up nationally, they would mark the network's worst performance in the Friday, 9:00/8:00c hour this season.
FOX has 16 additional episodes of "Eden" left to air.'
That twenty-five episode commitment just came back and shot them in the foot. That's sixteen hours of air time that they have to waste or face penalties unknown -- although it may be that the penalties are less than the revenue lost in airing the series. 1.1 practically means there were infomercials doing better than this thing. 'Here's Jordan to tell us all about the wonders of Avacor...'
The really bad news is that we now have to wait several months for Skiver's summary, and he may have to stay up until two in the morning for the initial viewing: the networks have a hallowed tradition of dumping drek in the wee hours, and no one's said the contract specified prime-time. Yet.
I guess forever isn't as long as it used to be.