In the Motherhood

In the Motherhood is going back on the shelf — most of it anyway. ABC will only air six of the originally ordered 13 episodes of the midseason sitcom, Variety reports.

The decision was made after honchos looked at a calendar and realized there wasn't room for all 13 episodes. Motherhood, adapted from the Internet series, premiered Thursday to a lukewarm 6.7 million viewers and poor reviews.

The series, starring Cheryl Hines, Megan Mullally and Jessica St. Clair as they tackle the ups and downs of motherhood, is airing in Ugly Betty's usual slot. Betty returns to airwaves May 7.