Ben and Kate: Fox Pulls New Comedy From Schedule

ben and kateFox has decided to pull the freshman comedy series Ben and Kate from its primetime line-up.  Even when including seven days of DVR playback, Ben and Kate averages only 3.1 million viewers and a 1.5 rating this season, which isn’t stellar. 

Beginning on January 29, back-to-back episodes of Raising Hope will air from 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. through February. Raising Hope‘s one-hour season finale will air Thursday, March 28 following American Idol.   On Tuesday, March 3, Season 11 of Hell’s Kitchen will take over the 8-9 pm perch, leading into New Girl and The Mindy Project.

Fox has said that the remaining episodes of Ben and Kate will return at a later time.  Here’s what Fox’s new Tuesday night schedule will look like:

Tuesday, Jan. 29
8:00-9:00 PM RAISING HOPE (Special One-Hour Episode)
9:00-9:30 PM NEW GIRL
9:30-10:00 PM THE MINDY PROJECT

Tuesday, Feb. 5
8:00-9:00 PM RAISING HOPE (Special One-Hour Episode)
9:00-9:30 PM NEW GIRL
9:30-10:00 PM THE MINDY PROJECT

Tuesday, Feb. 12
8:00-8:30 PM RAISING HOPE (encore)
8:30-9:00 PM NEW GIRL (encore)
9:00-10:30 PM STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS (ET/live in all time zones)

Tuesday, Feb. 19
8:00-8:30 PM RAISING HOPE
8:30-9:00 PM NEW GIRL (encore)
9:00-9:30 PM NEW GIRL
9:30-10:00 PM THE MINDY PROJECT

Tuesday, Feb. 26
8:00-9:00 PM RAISING HOPE (Special One-Hour Episode)
9:00-9:30 PM NEW GIRL
9:30-10:00 PM THE MINDY PROJECT

Tuesday, March 5
8:00-10:00 PM AMERICAN IDOL (ET Live/PT tape-delayed; Special Night)

Tuesdays, beginning March 12
8:00-9:00 PM HELL’S KITCHEN (Season Premiere)
9:00-9:30 PM NEW GIRL
9:30-10:00 PM THE MINDY PROJECT

Thursday, March 28
8:00-9:00 PM AMERICAN IDOL (ET Live/PT tape-delayed)
9:00-10:00 PM RAISING HOPE (One-Hour Season Finale)


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