[07/28/06 - 12:00 AM] ABC Drops 'The One' After Two Weeks on Stage By Brian Ford Sullivan (TFC)
LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- ABC has pulled the plug on its summer competition series "The One: Making a Music Star" just two weeks into its run.
The news comes as little surprise as the six hours broadcast to date have averaged a disastrous 2.1 rating/4 share in households and a 1.0 rating in adults 18-49 - according to Nielsen's preliminary numbers - making it the network's least-watched program this summer.
A statement on the show's official web site simply reads: "There are no plans for additional episodes. Thanks to all who participated in and supported The One!"
ABC had been contracted to produce more than a dozen additional episodes of the Endemol USA produced-series, however it's expected said commitment will be rolled over to another unspecified project. The network currently airs Endemol's hit series "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" with newcomer "For the Rest of Your Life" due at midseason.
As for the competition itself, it's understood there's no plans to continue "The One" on ABC.com or cable sibling ABC Family.
ABC has yet to announce what will fill the Tuesday, 9:00/8:00c and Wednesday, 8:00/7:00c hours in the coming weeks.
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