Fox Pulls Ryan Seacrest’s ‘Knock Knock Live’ After Two Episodes

Knock Knock Live cancelled
Ilya S. Savenok

Knock Knock Live” has been yanked after just two episodes, Variety has learned.

Fox notified its affiliates Thursday that the network decided to pull the Ryan Seacrest-hosted reality show from its schedule, following less-than-stellar ratings for the summer series.

The July 21 premiere episode averaged a 0.5 rating in 18-49 and 1.7 million viewers overall, marking the smallest demo rating for any Big Four series premiere this summer. Fox is doing a bit better on Wednesday with another newcomer, “Home Free,” which is averaging a 0.9 in the demo and 3 million total viewers through its two weeks.

The Tuesday 9 p.m. timeslot will be filled by a one-hour encore of “The Last Man on Earth” next week, and encores of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and “The Last Man on Earth” going forward.

“Knock Knock” surprises regular people by bringing celebrities to their front door to give them a prize. The July 28 episode featured Justin Bieber, but failed to perform in the ratings.

Simon Fuller’s XIX Entertainment and Dick Clark Productions were behind the unscripted series, with Seacrest pulling double duty as an exec producer.

Seacrest will return to Fox in January for the final season of “American Idol.”

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  1. Carl White says:

    As someone that watches WAY TOO MUCH TV, I have never even heard of this show. Someone did not market this very well.

  2. Mister D69 says:

    The promo(s) aired during the All Star Game featured a retired Yankees pitcher. Sure, it made sense to have a baseball player during the ASG but it seems the presumption that all America, even just only the baseball fans across America, would be impressed with his appearance, was misjudged. Sorry, we are not. Yankee players, past and current, aren’t that special to the those of us outside the NY metro area. Bad call by Fox.

  3. danny says:

    i think its bs that hes getting pulled from fox show leave ryan on

  4. Richard Kelly says:

    My wife and I attempted to watch the first episode. We like Ryan Seacrest but even this was too low
    for him to go. We noticed right away only major cities is where the give-aways were going to happen.
    Leaves out 90% of the country. Looked like every one knew they were coming and was planned.
    No secret here. The first home had to grovel on the ground for cash, how degrading and embarassing.
    It is a wonder the NAACP did not say anything on this one yet. FOX, you really screwed up.
    If it is a secret as to where you are going, make sure it is. Do not do it live, take small cameras
    film it, splice it and then show it. Let it truly be a surprise. and go to smaller cities. Learn from
    The WWE. They started in the smaller cities, got a huge following and now they can go anywhere.
    Go where Amercica lives, where they can never hope to win anything but YOU can make it possible.

  5. Ryan, act your age and be genuine. Stop being a persona and trying to appeal to 18 year olds when you’re 40. Start dealing with women your own age and actually have an intelligent and meaningful conversation instead of traipsing off to the Riviera with a boat full of 25-year-old Hollywood prostitutes (like that latest “dating” travesty of yours, Hilary Cruz – at least your last PR relationship, Renee Hall, was your own age – Hilary is by far the trashiest, most obvious freeloader you ever associated yourself with – thank God you woke up and got rid of her before she took you for all you were worth).

    You have all the money and fame in the world, but what have you really gained? You’re alone, lonely, and reviled. You look for love amongst Hollywood wannabe models, and you know you’re never going to get it. You work tirelessly, and for what? TO go home to an empty house, with only your dog to keep you company. Maybe these shows of yours being canceled will be enough for you to look at who’s there for you for you, not for what you can give them in Hollywood. Maybe that will inspire you to talk to women your own age – to give you a real perspective – to remind you of whats really important – to genuinely make an impact on the world in a positive way instead of forever being remembered as a wannabe playboy and self-important douche.

    By the way, the reason people think you’re gay (when we know you’re NOT) is not because you take care of yourself or go traipsing off to the Riviera with “models” (ha), but because it looks so forced and disingenuous. You’re so concerned with “everyone look at me! I can get good looking women too!” that you fail to realize how stupid people think you look. Maybe if you had a real relationship with a real woman your own age, you’d take the first step in being a better man. Look at George Clooney – look how much better he became, as a man, when he got rid of the dumb wannabe model bimbos and got with the gorgeous, intelligent, successful Amal Alamuddin.

  6. Perry Neheum says:

    Of course, most of us whose IQ is above 30 are sick and tired of seeing Seacrest on ANY show, period!

  7. Travilla Norwood says:

    This was a really good show, showing that people do care about their fellow man. I enjoyed watching, crying and laughing with the family selected. I rarely watch shows that depicts death, murders, and reality that seems to be rehearsed or just made for TV, Knock Knock had heart and made you feel like Christmas. So sad….

  8. wing ding says:

    How about a reality show starring Cecil the Recently Deceased Lion?

  9. truth says:

    Sorry this didn’t last. I watch every show Kellie Pickler is on and she’s why I watched American Idol every week but I mostly want to hear her songs on the radio and see her sing on TV. Country radio is her true home anyway because she’s one of the best singers and artists and it’s very strange and surprising that they haven’t played her great songs in awhile. Her music is the best and they play too many men and not enough women.

  10. Ayu Dyah says:

    To be honest, i’m really glad to hear that Fox cancelled this Knock Knock Who Cares. It wasn’t innovative and utterly crap show. Ryan Seacrest is so overrated.

    But it should be no surprise if Knock Knock Who Cares is suck. This show was produced by a guy who also produced Kar-trash-ians.

    I hope all Kar-trash-ians shows will be cancelled as well. In the Golden Era of television, when a lot of mindblowing, innovative, and excellent tv shows are created ( Mr. Robot, Better Call Saul, breaking Bad, DareDevil, The Affair, Sherlock, GoT, True Detective season 1, Humans, among others), i wonder why some stupid people like Ryan Seacrest still produce garbage tv programme like Knock and Kar-trash-ians.

  11. timtamslam says:

    what they should pull is whoever signed off on that $h!t! I mean, just what a bad idea. I didn’t even need to watch an episode to know that. The fact that I did though… smh at myself…

  12. flloyd says:

    Did you notice that the money they threw all over the yard was fake. No one even bothered to pick it up. Ryan actually cracked and said “make those kids pick up the money”. Worst show since Dick Clarks “live wednesday”. It was SO obviously NOT live. How could Justin Bieber be in the studio AND on the street? How stupid do they think we are? I felt used and lied to after the first 2 minutes.

  13. Ruth Deutsch says:

    Knock Knock….Who’s there? No one. No one who? No one to create a show that people will watch (other than Ryan Seacrest)…

  14. Kylie says:

    One of the DUMBEST game shows ever.

  15. ryan seacrest is worse than fox. he was the producer, and he’s also the exec. producer for the kardashian shows. the only reason fox picked this up is to hopefully get some of that money he’s been making for bravo. please direct all your hatred to ryan seacrest and seacast alone

  16. Jamie says:

    Yeah, it was so touching watching wealthy people get free prizes….ridiculous!

    • I wanted to see them go to the projects or give money to the homeless, people who need money. Instead they go to the suburbs. I wanted to see them go to the streets that were sprinkled with crack addicts and dope dealers to help real people get out of a bad situation. What a waste of time.

    • timtamslam says:

      Jamie, my buddy, is that you?!!

  17. Mitch says:

    Utterly ridiculous show. Fox is an embarrassment.

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