[04/30/03 - 12:00 AM] 'All American Girl' Banished to ABC Family By Brian Ford Sullivan (TFC)
CHICAGO (thefutoncritic.com) -- ABC's lame duck reality series "All American Girl" has been pulled from the network's schedule effective this week. The Alphabet network will instead burn off the remaining episodes on cable sibling ABC Family.
A 90-minute repeat of "My Wife and Kids" will take over the Thursday, 8:00/7:00c slot this Thursday (May 1) while the E! produced special "Favorite Stars: Then & Now" is set to fill the slot on May 8. ABC's inaugural NBA playoff coverage will run on the final Thursday of sweeps (May 15) as previously announced.
The news comes after "Girl's" abysmal performance last week as the series dropped to a 1.0 rating in adults 18-49 in its final half-hour, last place among all the major networks, including UPN and the WB. Tomorrow's originally scheduled episode, the show's eighth, will instead air on ABC Family at 10:00/9:00c.
The series will then take a break until Saturday, May 24 when the cable channel will air a marathon of the first eight episodes leading up to an all-new 90-minute finale (time to be announced). ABC had originally ordered 13 episodes of the project, but cut back its run after announcing the series would not return for a second season at its pre-upfront meetings with the advertising community two weeks ago.