This article explains that Breaking In fell off the schedule not because the ratings were low (7.7 millions viewers is pretty good actually!) but because they didn't have another show to pair it with:
Unfortunately, Breaking In's future may hinge more on whether Fox can find a suitable show to pair it with rather than on ratings or internal network support. "They just really don't know what to do with it," Goldberg says. "When you have a family show or a relationship show, they really know how to promote that and make that a hit. But if you have a show about a bunch of geniuses who do heists every day, that's hard for any network to figure out."
I read another article indicating that Fox wants to target women viewers & thought Breaking In didn't do that. The replacement show is a sitcom called the "New Girl." I wasn't very impressed with the promo (quirky, weepy girl needs support from three men and a supermodel) I would rather watch Mel kick ass with her lockpicking mojo on BI!
If you want to send a note to the network, here's the head honcho:
I've never understood this 'pairing' shows thing, especially in the age of the DVR. And do most people really only watch shows that are almost the same as something they already watch? Can't Fox use the show's uniqueness as a selling point? I suppose that would take actual creativity from Fox themselves, rather than them being able to leech off the creativity of others...
I've never understood this 'pairing' shows thing, especially in the age of the DVR. And do most people really only watch shows that are almost the same as something they already watch? Can't Fox use the show's uniqueness as a selling point? You'd think! And regarding the pairings, BI is a better pair for Raising Hope (quirky family) then "The New Girl" (quirky single girl) But Zooey Deschanel is a "big star" so they seem to have high hopes...ironically if they want to target female viewers, I think BI was hitting that target! Michael, Bret & Christian all bring their own fangirls to the table - and Cash & Other Guy would probably acquire admirers of their own. Plus Melanie is a likable female lead.
You know I am starting to really hate Fox. Saying that I was never fond of them to begin with.... Most studios wouldn't know what appealed to a female audience if it bit them in the Ass. Lets see some whiny ass female bitching about life.. Compared to an actual clever comedy with bonus shirtless Michael Rosenbaum. ...*DUH*