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Fox cancels low-rated ‘I Wanna Marry Harry,’ 'Riot'

By Ashley Laggan,

Fox has canceled reality series I Wanna Marry Harry, starring a fake Prince Harry lookalike, and competitive reality series Riot after the shows both pulled in dismal ratings against next to no competition.

Both shows only just premiered last month.

I Wanna Marry Harry was panned by critics for shamelessly duping a dozen female American contestants into believing they were actually spending time with the real Prince Harry, reports Entertainment Weekly. Meanwhile, Riot was simply a strange mix of improv comedy and obstacle course competition that didn’t draw in viewers.

Though the premiere aired after the American Idol finale, I Wanna Marry Harry only drew in a 0.7 rating in the advertiser-important 18-49 demographic and a total of 1.91 million viewers, according to Variety. This past Tuesday’s episode — and the series’s last to air — brought in less than 1 million viewers.

Riot fared slightly better with 1.1 million, which still isn't very good for a summer series.

Fox is replacing the two canceled shows with encore episodes of popular comedies, such as Family Guy, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, New Girl and The Mindy Project beginning next week.

Fret not the one or two fans who are sad at the news, the unaired episodes of I Wanna Marry Harry will be available on Fox.com and On Demand.

 
 

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