LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - CBS’ musical drama “Viva Laughlin” has become the first major casualty of the 2007-08 season.
The network canceled the Hugh Jackman series after two dismal showings — a special premiere on Thursday and a time slot premiere Sunday.
Sunday night, the series based on the BBC format managed a minuscule 6.8 million viewers during the 8 p.m. hour. It shed almost a third of its audience between the first and the second half-hour.
CBS will air a rerun of “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” in the time period this week before bringing back the slot’s last year occupant “The Amazing Race.” The reality veteran will return for a 12th cycle November 4.