Fox’s grand “social experiment” is being scaled back to one day a week sooner than planned.
Effective immediately, Utopia will now air only on Fridays at 8/7c. (As originally envisioned, it was to drop the Friday telecast after six weeks.) Its Tuesday time slot will ultimately be inhabited by Season 2 of MasterChef Junior, starting Nov. 4.
Until then, an encore of the hour-long Family Guy/Simpsons crossover episode will fill the void on Oct. 7, followed by repeats of the Simpsons and Bob’s Burgers season openers (on Oct. 14).
Post-season baseball coverage occupies Fox Tuesdays on Oct. 21 and 28.
In its most recent Tuesday outing, Utopia drew 2 million total viewers and a 0.8 demo rating, while MasterChef Junior in its freshman season averaged 5.6 mil and a 2.1, airing on Fridays.