Eva Longoria hand-picked three bachelors who were ready to find love but it looks like audiences weren’t quite ready to be swept up by a new dating show with the news that NBC has pulled the show from its coveted 9 p.m. time slot on Tuesday nights.
The show – which featured bachelors Tim Lopez, Ben Patton and Ernesto Arguello being paired up with potential mates with the help of matchmakers – is executive produced by Longoria and will now be replaced by “Grimm” at 10 p.m. following a two-hour episode of “The Voice.” The change is effective beginning on April 30 and “Grimm” will remain in the 10 p.m. time slot through May 21, states a press release from the network.
Hosted by husband-wife duo Giuliana and Bill Rancic, “Ready for Love” debuted on April 9 to an audience of 3.8 million viewers, reports The Wrap. The series failed to gain viewers with its second episode, with a 13 percent decline for a total of 3.4 million viewers during its highly competitive time slot and NBC has said that it will be pulling the show from its prime time lineup.
Early on, “Ready for Love” received comparisons to “The Bachelor,” whose May 2013 two-hour finale on ABC had 9.99 million total viewers.
Fans who are eager to see who their favorite contestant land a significant other will be disappointed as “it has not yet been determined when or where remaining episodes of “Ready for Love” will be aired,” reads the statement.
NBC’s entertainment division was unavailable for comment.
— Eva Longoria (@EvaLongoria) April 23, 2013
News about the less-than-stellar status of “Ready for Love” follows reports that Longoria’s animated series “Mother Up” will has been picked up for co-production by Hulu. The half-hour comedy – which will also feature Longoria voicing the character of a frustrated career woman turned suburban mom – will air on Hulu in addition to City Television in Canada.
— Eva Longoria (@EvaLongoria) April 22, 2013
And if there’s one thing worth noting, it looks like Eva Longoria’s “Ready for Love” drama isn’t all professional, as the petite 38-year-old star recently shut down rumors that she is dating Arguello, an entrepreneur from Miami, Florida after the two were spotted together enjoying a drive over the weekend in Los Angeles, California.
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