Fox’s “Past Life”? Past its life.

We all saw this coming: After another dismal performance, Fox has yanked “Past Life” off its schedule.

“Past Life” posted a 1.1 rating and 3 share among adults 18-49 on Thursday night, placing it fourth among broadcasters in the hour. Fox now says that episode was “Past Life’s” last for the time being. 

Instead, Fox will sked original episodes of the Gordon Ramsay series “Kitchen Nightmares” on Thursdays at 9 p.m. for three weeks. After that, repeats of “Bones” and “Fringe” will air on Thursdays starting March 18, with originals of both dramas back on April 1.

“Past Life” will “be rescheduled to air later in the season.” Translation: Buried in the summer.

Any guesses on when it might air? Take the poll:

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  1. Lden Grumpett says:

    I think the show would have fared better on Cable. The American Idol audience and those who watch network tv don’t have a broad enough view of life to really embrace the concept, even though the show was poorly written and not researched or developed sufficiently. At the same time there are more entertaining ways of producing this concept for tv eg. the webisodes on; Simple, entertaining and easy to understand, in terms of karma and past lives. Whether anyone who reads this publication believes it or not Karma is the reason for reincarnation, which the TV show Past LIves didn’t really explain or make clear. David Hudgins & Co. probably thought it too much for the Fox audience to absorb or understand or maybe the Producers themselves, didn’t really understand the concept completely. There are millions of people in the US – 26 million to be exact that believe in reincarnation. Past Lives couldn’t even attract that audience, which doesn’t say much for the show overall.
    Anyway, I’m sure they’ll learn from their mistakes with this show and think carefully before they try and write about a concept they obviously know little or nothing about. It’ s a shame that this show has spoiled it for anyone else wanting to produce this topic for tv again, as I’m sure the “Powers that Be” who run the networks will think twice before putting a show of this nature on any of their channels.

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