ABC cancels cross-dressing sitcom ‘Work It’
January 15, 2012 8:22PM
Updated: February 17, 2012 8:21AM
PASADENA, Calif. — ABC’s “Work It” is off duty.
The network said Saturday that the sitcom about two men who dress as women to look for work is off the schedule after only two episodes aired. The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation had protested the series, saying it mocked the transgender community.
“The public had little interest in this outdated show,” said GLAAD’s Herndon Graddick, who praised ABC’s other “positive and groundbreaking” portrayals of gay characters.
“Work It” attracted little interest from viewers. The Nielsen company said Tuesday’s episode was seen by less than 5 million people.
Repeats of “Last Man Standing” will fill its Tuesday time slot.