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CBS Cancels Dating Show 3 After Just Two Episodes

Date July 31, 2012

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CBS has given 3 the deep six. The dating show will be replaced next week with repeat dramas in the Sunday 9 p.m. time slot until The Good Wife returns on Sept. 30.

It was a quick demise for 3,which just debuted in its regular Sunday time slot two days ago (after a preview on Thursday, July 26). But the show posted one of (if not the) lowest premiere ratings ever for a CBS show, and in its final broadcast Sunday averaged 1.7 million viewers and a 0.5 rating in the adults 18-49 demo.

The Women of CBS' 3 on Finding Love on TV, Daring Dates and Kissing for the Camera

The dating series centered on three single women — April Francis, Rachel Harley and Libby Lopez — who come from different background and ages but meet up to sift through nearly 100 men in their quest for true love.

The show had a lot going for it, including its auspices: Top Chef producers Magical Elves (Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz), as well as veteran film producer Chris Columbus and his 1492 Television banner. 3was based on an Israeli format from Keshet Broadcasting, which also spawned the hit Showtime series Homeland. But 3 just wasn't meant to be.

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