Breaking In is getting broken out of Fox’s lineup. Again.
The Christian Slater comedy has been pulled from the schedule for the rest of season. Fox is taking the comedy off Tuesday nights and instead doubling down on Zooey Deschanel’s New Girl — airing encores of the freshman hit comedy at 9:30 p.m. in the former Breaking In slot.
The most recent episode of Breaking In delivered only 2.6 million viewers and a 1.3 rating in the demo, falling 43 percent from its New Girl lead in. It was supposed to return April 24. The move yanks the last three scheduled episodes of Breaking In which Fox says “will air at a later date.”
This marks the second time Breaking In has, in effect, been canceled. The show was axed last May, then revived for Fox’s midseason.