‘Viva Laughlin’ Canceled By CBS

Source : Hollywood Reporter 

CBS' musical drama "Viva Laughlin" has become the first major casualty of the 2007-08 season.

The network canceled the series co-starring Hugh Jackman after two dismal showings — a special premiere airing Thursday and a time slot premiere on Sunday.

Sunday night, the series based on the BBC format managed minuscule 6.8 million viewers and a 1.2 rating/3 share among adults 18-49 at 8 p.m. 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 Nov. 4.