To make space for the smash hit Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, ABC has officially axed Jennifer Grey's spacey California comedy It's Like, You Know and the freshman sitcom Oh Grow Up.
According to Daily Variety, both comedies will air their final episodes within the next few weeks.
Networks never actually utter the phrase "canceled," but an ABC rep diplomatically confirms the shows will "not be going back into production." The news isn't particularly surprising.
Earlier this month, the Alphabet network announced that Millionaire would return three nights a week in January. It's Like, You Know and Oh Grow Up were among the struggling ABC shows cast into limbo by that decision.
Golden boy David E. Kelley's babe-filled P.I. drama Snoops has already been canned to make room for the ratings-grabbing quiz show.
It's Like, You Know, a critically well-reviewed but hardly watched comedy featuring Grey as, um, herself, bowed last spring as a midseason replacement. This other show about nothing was executive produced by ex-Seinfeld writer Peter Mehlman.
While the It's Like, You Know camp has remained silent thus far, the folks at Oh Grow Up are piping mad. Not only does this throw a wrench into creator and executive producer Alan Ball's Golden Globe-nominated week (he's up for an award for his American Beauty screenplay), some say the cut is just not fair.
"What surprises me [about ABC's decision] is that we jumped through every hoop they put in front of us, including retaining 100 percent of our [adults 18-49] lead-in for two weeks," grumbles the show's studio co-founder Bob Greenblatt to Variety. "Alan Ball was mistreated in all this."
The canceled shows join Snoops, the new Markie Post-led Odd Man Out, the critically panned Kevin Williamson drama Wasteland and the older woman-meets-younger guy sitcom Then Came You on ABC's list of fall TV failures.
ABC's success story, Millionaire, will air three hour-long episodes on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays and Thursdays at 9 p.m., starting January 11.