Fox's 'When Women Rule the World' once again pulled from schedule
By Christopher Rocchio and Steve Rogers, 04/08/2008
American men can rejoice -- Fox apparently has little interest in giving viewers the chance to see women rule the world.
Although the network had already announced a June 2 premiere date for the already previously-delayed reality series in February, Fox has now released a revised Summer 2008 primetime programming schedule that does not include When Women Rule the World.
When reached by Reality TV World on Tuesday, a Fox publicist confirmed When Women Rule the World will not premiere as previously scheduled but was unable to provide a new debut date for the show.
It's been more than 15 months since Fox began production on When Women Rule the World -- a reality series that will follow a group of strong-minded women as they run rough-shot over a group of unsuspecting men in a primitive Survivor-like society.
While the series was initially scheduled to debut last spring, that never happened, and it was also left off both Fox's Summer 2007 schedule as well as its initial 2007-2008 primetime programming lineup.
However that plan didn't last too long either, as Fox announced in January that When Women Rule the World would instead premiere at a "later date."
Then, within the same week that the Writers Guild of America strike ended, Fox announced When Women Rule the World would premiere with a special two-hour episode on Monday, June 2 at 8PM ET/PT before moving to its regular Mondays at 9PM ET/PT time slot beginning June 9.
Fox's Summer 2008 Monday night lineup will now consist of repeat broadcasts of Bones at 8PM ET/PT and House at 9PM ET/PT beginning June 2.
When Women Rule the World is produced by Rocket Science Laboratories -- the reality TV production company behind previous Fox train-wreck series like Temptation Island, Married By America, Joe Millionaire, and My Big Fat Obnoxious Fiance.