Fox Yanks Past Life

Just three episodes into its low-rated run, Fox has removed Thursday drama Past Life from the schedule and will air three weeks of original episodes of Kitchen Nightmares in its place. 

Opposite The Winter Olympics on Feb. 18, Past Life dipped to 3.49 million viewers, with a 1.1 rating/3 share among adults 18-49, according to the fast affiliate results from Nielsen Media Research. 

Retention out of an encore telecast of lead-in Bones (viewers: 5.72 million; A18-49: 1.6/ 4 at 8 p.m.) was 61 percent in total viewers and 69 percent in the demo.

The remaining episodes are expected to be burned off at a later time.