George Lopez

Fox's on-again, off-again love affair with the dating show Take Me Out has been a lot like, well, dating. Remember earlier this week when Fox dumped the show to Saturdays after a few outings? Nevermind.

After several weeks of dismal ratings, Fox had decided to let Take Me Out down gently, moving the show to Saturdays as of next week — after one last booty call yesterday.

But it turns out that final Thursday airing made all the difference in Fox's commitment to the show. Take Me Out posted a 1.3 rating in adults 18-49, up 30% from last week, and posted its highest adults 18-34 rating yet.

In other words, baby, come back. Fox has now un-dumped the reality show — which follows 30 women as they compete for the attention of an eligible bachelor via a speed dating-like contest — keeping it on Thursdays for its final three episodes (July 12, 19 and 26) as originally planned.

Sorry, Mobbedthat means you won't be replacing Take Me Out on Thursdays after all. Instead, Fox will air original back-to-back episodes of Mobbed on Saturday, July 14 and July 21 (8/7c and 9/8c). Fox will also air an original Mobbed on July 28 at 9/8c, behind Cops.

Speaking of Cops, fans of the show — which has only aired occasionally in recent months — will be happy to hear that the bad boys, bad boys will be back with two 2-hour marathons on Saturday, Aug. 18 and Saturday, Aug. 25 (8/7c).

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