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NBC has cut Chopping Block from its schedule after three episodes due to low ratings, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The cooking reality competition series, headlined by chef Marco Pierre White, opened to an anemic 3.8 million viewers on March 11, and the news just got worse from there. This week's episode plunged to a mere 2.6 million.

Block's vacated Wednesday 9 pm slot will be filled by Law & Order: Criminal Intent repeats starting next week.

Block's remaining episodes will be burned off at some point, a source told the trade.