It turns out that audiences didn’t want to marry a fake Prince Harry as much as 12 easily fooled women. Fox has decided to pull I Wanna Marry ‘Harry’ from its schedule, as well as Riot.
I Wanna Marry ‘Harry’ featured 12 women who were somehow convinced that they were actually dating Prince Harry, when in reality, it was another red-headed British guy who just happened to vaguely look like the Royal. Each contestant wasn’t told of the guy’s real identity until after they were eliminated.
Unfortunately for Fox, no one else was fooled and only 1.9 million viewers tuned in for the premiere after the last American Idol performance show, notes Variety.
Riot, a game show that featured famous comedians, was also cancelled. The two shows were paired together on Tuesdays and both drew a 0.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic. ‘Harry’ had under 1 million viewers for its last episode, while Riot had 1.1 million.
Fox will instead air repeats of its hit comedies on Tuesday nights for the rest of the summer, with Family Guy, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, New Girl and The Mindy Project.