Another fall newbie was given the axe last week: ABC's Back in the Game. The star power of James Caan couldn't save the father-daughter sitcom, which averaged about seven million viewers per episode. Although it hasn't been pulled from the schedule, no additional episodes have been ordered. That is, the network will continue to air episodes until they've run out, which is a huge tease for actual fans of the show.
Of the surviving shows, Super Fun Night is remarkably showing promise, with ABC ordering a few more episodes to prove its worth. Meanwhile, the rest of the remaining shows, particularly ABC's mediocre melodrama Betrayal, are hanging by a thread. At this point, it's not a matter of if, but when these new series will get the boot.