Hugh Jackman and Lloyd Owen in Viva Laughlin by Robert Voets/CBS
has crapped out. After scoring a minuscule 1.2 rating in the 18-to-49 demographic for its premiere on Sunday, CBS is pulling the plug on its musical drama after only two episodes.
The Amazing Race
will take over the 8 pm slot on November 4. While CBS has new episodes of Jericho
ready to go, the network is leaning toward launching it later this season rather than use it as a Laughlin
replacement. With a writers strike possible, the network wants fresh scripted shows at the ready. CBS will also want a few weeks to promote Jericho
before its premiere. - Reporting by Stephen Battaglio Related: Viva's Dead! Will Brothers & Sisters' Gay Reverend Return?