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[10/31/06 - 06:21 PM]
NBC Stakes 'Kidnapped'
By Brian Ford Sullivan (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- It's official: NBC has pulled the plug on "Kidnapped."

Repeats of "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" will take over the show's Saturday, 9:00/8:00c home beginning November 4.

Just 3.7 million viewers, including a paltry 1.2 rating/4 share among adults 18-49, tuned into the show's most-recent broadcast, making it the least-watched program on the night.

The series had widely been considered dead by various industry insiders upon the announcement that it would wrap its storyline after its initial 13-episode run (read the story).

In total just five of the 13 ordered episodes have aired, although it's not clear if production has been or will be completed on the remaining installments.

Carl Beverly, David Greenwalt, Jason Smilovic, Michael Dinner and Sarah Timberman were the executive producers of the series, which came from Sony Pictures Television.





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· KIDNAPPED (NBC)
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