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Ryan Seacrest's 'Knock Knock Live' Canceled After Two Episodes Due To Terrible Ratings

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Credit: AKM-GSI

Knock knock. Who’s there? Not Ryan Seacrest. The American Idol host’s heavily promoted new series Knock Knock Live has been canceled after just two episodes.

“Fox notified its affiliates Thursday that the network decided to pull the Ryan Seacrest-hosted reality show from its schedule, following less-than-stellar ratings for the summer series,” Variety reported.

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Ryan Seacrest films promos for his new show Knock Knock Live at the FOX Studios (Photo credit: AKM-GSI)

Launched on July 21, the show hosted and produced by Seacrest—where celebs knocked on fan’s doors and surprised them with gifts—completely flopped in the ratings. Despite the premiere episode having soccer superstar David Beckham only drew in 1.75 million viewers tuned in, making it one of the network’s lowest-rated debuts.

The second episode, which featured Justin Bieber knocked on 15-year-old Ashley’s door—she had missed her quinceañera after contracting meningitis and almost dying. Justin gave Ashley a belated quinceañera party with all her family and friends, a slow dance to his “Pray” song, a shopping spree for her mom, and $10,000 to help with medical bills. But the episode brought in only 1.6 million viewers. Not the numbers the network was hoping for, especially after the low ratings of Beckham’s episode.

According to reports, other stars such as Ariana Grande, Meghan Trainor, and Lea Michele were all set to appear in future episodes. Unfortunately, that won’t happen unless the show is picked up by another network.

According to THR, Seacrest’s show will be replaced with repeats of Last Man on Earth and Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

Star recently reported that Seacrest was behind the extravagant grad party for Kylie Jenner and Kendall Jenner, earlier this month. He and momager Kris Jenner hosted the girls the most insane party after they graduated from Laurel Springs High School, an online high school.


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