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Fox pulls 'Breaking In' from its schedule

April 11, 2012 |  8:54 pm

Fox pulls 'Breaking In' from schedule

"Breaking In" just can't catch a break on Fox. The network has pulled the comedy from its schedule.

The Christian Slater-helmed series won't be back for the rest of the season. Instead, Fox will air double doses of "New Girl" on Tuesdays, with encores of the hit rookie series airing at 9:30 p.m. (the slot that "Breaking In" formerly occupied).

Though not officially cancelled, the outlook seems grim for the comedy. The most recent episode brought in a stunted 2.6 million viewers, with a 1.3 rating in the advertising-coveted 18-49 demographic. It was slated to return April 24 before the move to take it off the schedule.

The series, currently in its second season, has a troubled history on the network. The show was cancelled last May before Fox reveresed its decision and revived the series for the midseason. But even with the addition of comedy vet Megan Mullally ("Will & Grace"), it failed to gain traction.

No word on when the remaining three unaired episodes will make it to air.

--Yvonne Villarreal

Photo: Christian Slater, left, and Megan Mullally in a scene from "Breaking In." Credit: Fox