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ABC doesn’t need ‘Help’

Network pulls Danson skein

ABC has yanked Ted Danson laffer “Help Me Help You.”

Following a disastrous ratings perf Tuesday, net has decided to pull next week’s episode of the skein. Instead, ABC will air back-to-back episodes of another low-rated laffer, “Big Day,” from 9-10 p.m.

Nothing’s official yet, but it’s never a good sign when a network pulls a show from its schedule in the dog days of December. Unless “Big Day” shows some improvement soon, it’s possible ABC might have no choice but to pull or reschedule that skein as well.

Tuesday’s episode of “Big Day” averaged a 1.8/5, marking the third consecutive week of ratings decline for the show since its debut. “Help Me,” meanwhile, stumbled to a 1.4/3, its lowest rating to date.