[11/06/03 - 12:00 AM] The WB Halts Production on 'Tarzan' By Brian Ford Sullivan (TFC)
CHICAGO (thefutoncritic.com) -- The WB has told the producers of its new fall drama "Tarzan" to take a break as production has been halted on the series after eight episodes.
The show will however remain on the network's schedule for the remainder of November sweeps as three installments have yet to air. WB executives will then decide the show's fate after seeing the numbers for those episodes. Through its five airings this season, "Tarzan" has averaged a disappointing 1.7 rating/4 share in adults 18-49 and 3.9 million viewers overall.
Meanwhile in other WB news, production still has yet to begin on the network's midseason drama "Fearless." The series was originally targeted for a fall start however casting and other issues pushed the drama to midseason. WB executives nevertheless are hopeful that they can get the show on the air by the spring.
As for the WB's other new series, various industry insiders say decisions about newcomers "Steve Harvey's Big Time," "Run of the House," "Like Family" and "All About the Andersons" are expected to be made next week.
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