LOS ANGELES (Zap2it.com) A big, fat obnoxious dad is replacing "My Big Fat Obnoxious Boss" on FOX this month.
Starting Jan. 16, the network will air back-to-back repeats of "Family Guy" at 9 p.m. ET Sundays, replacing the low-rated "Boss" for at least the remainder of January. New episodes of the animated cult favorite will debut on the FOX later this year.
After FOX's broadcast of the Super Bowl Feb. 6, the network's Sunday lineup may be in for some changes. Way back in May, FOX announced that starting in early 2005, "Malcolm in the Middle" would move to the 8:30 p.m. spot following "The Simpsons," pushing "Arrested Development" back to 9 p.m. "American Dad," a new 'toon from "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane that's debuting after the Super Bowl, was set to take the 9:30 slot.
A new series, "Kelsey Grammer Presents: The Sketch Show," and old reliable "King of the Hill" are slated to fill the 7 p.m. hour.
Whether that lineup is still the plan remains to be seen. FOX may want to protect the Emmy-winning "Arrested" from competing with ABC's smash "Desperate Housewives," but if it stays at 8:30, something else would have to move.
"My Big Fat Obnoxious Boss" now joins the likes of "Playing It Straight" and "Forever Eden" on the scrap heap of unscripted FOX series whose low ratings -- in the case of "Boss," barely more than 4 million viewers per week -- led to their early cancellation. The network says those who are interested will eventually be able to see the outcome of the show.
I'm not holding my breath on that one.