January 14, 2012 17:05:47 GMT
The comedy show which received a strong defense from ABC Entertainment honcho Paul Lee did not survive after two episodes.
ABC's controversial TV show "Work It" has been pulled out of its schedule after only two episodes. The cross-dressing comedy starring Amaury Nolasco will now be replaced with the repeats of Tim Allen's "Last Man Standing" on Tuesdays at 8.30 P.M.
Last month, "Work It" created a controversy for its content. Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) and the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) deemed the show offensive to transgender community. ABC Entertainment topper Paul Lee commented on the accusation, "I didn't really get it. I loved Tootsie. I still love Tootsie. I didn't get it. But that's probably me."
The show premiered to a low 6.1 million viewers, which is way below its canceled predecessor, "Man Up". The sophomore episode dropped down to 5.1 million viewers.
Meanwhile, another comedy show is still waiting for its fate on ABC. Courteney Cox's "Cougar Town" remains unscheduled although Lee said during Television Critics Association winter press tour that it would likely return in March.