This is no surprise: Fox has officially axed drama “Past Life” after three dismally-rated episodes. The show was down to a relatively microscopic 3.5 million viewers last night.
It was up against the Olympics, for sure, but this show was DOA after losing two-thirds of the “Idol” audience Feb. 9 (8.3 million) and dropping to 5.3 million on Feb. 11.
Fox had shot the pilot in Baltimore and six more episodes in Atlanta. The three remaining episodes will likely be buried sometime this summer, probably on a Friday night. Former Cumming resident and lead actress Kelli Giddish (top left) has to be especially disappointed since she enjoyed coming back home.
The premise: solving crimes related to murders of people in past lives who now embody current ones. It’s mildly intriguing but a bit confusing. The “Medium” meets “Cold Case” didn’t quite meld.
By giving it the post “Idol” slot and plenty of advance promotion, “Past Life” was certainly give a shot. But reviews were dismal and viewers reacted the same way: yuck.
Hey, in terms of scripted TV< we still have Tyler Perry, “Drop Dead Diva” and “Vampire Diaries”!