Fox cancels 'My Big Fat Obnoxious Boss' return plans, unaired episodes to appear on Fox.com
By Reality TV World staff, 01/06/2005
Fox announced yesterday that repeat episodes of its back-from-the-dead Family Guy animated series will air on Sunday evenings beginning Sunday, January 16 at 9PM, ending the network's previously announced plans to have its low rated My Big Fat Obnoxious Boss reality series return from hiatus on the same date.
After being yanked from the airwaves following its December 12 fifth episode broadcast, Fox had previously stated that it planned to resume Boss' ten-episode run with a Sunday, January 16 broadcast of the program's sixth episode. However, according to a Fox spokesperson reached by Reality TV World on Thursday morning, the network has now scrapped all plans for returning My Big Fat Obnoxious Boss to the Fox Broadcasting schedule. Instead, its new plan simply calls for "completing production of all ten episodes" of the series and "making the five remaining unaired episodes available" at "a later date" on its Fox.com website.
According to the spokesperson, My Big Fat Obnoxious Boss' unaired episodes also won't be the only canceled Fox reality show made available on the website. Fox also plans to make the remaining episodes of Playing It Straight, the Spring 2003 reality show that it also cancelled mid-run, available via the website. The network had already posted text episode synopses of Playing It Straight's unaired episodes posted to the Fox.com website back in July.
No further details are available at this time, including a definition of what the network defines to be "a later date." Following last July's posting of episode synopses for Playing It Straight's remaining episodes, the network had stated that similar synopses for Forever Eden (its other canceled Spring 2003 reality show) would be coming "soon," however as of January 2005 no such information has been made available.