January 16th, 2012
01:59 PM ET
Although GLAAD probably would have preferred that ABC's new comedy "Work It" had never made it to air at all, the network has canceled the comedy after just two episodes, reports the New York Times.
Even ahead of its premiere, the sitcom, which focused on two men who dress as women in a last-ditch attempt to find work in a difficult economy, was met with negative reactions. Aside from looking like a knock-off of "Bosom Buddies," organizations such as GLAAD didn't find the premise funny.
"During a period in which the transgender community now routinely finds itself in the cultural crosshairs, the timing couldn't be worse for a show based on the notion that men dressed as women is inherently funny," the organization said in a blog post on its site before "Work It" premiered.
Although the pilot didn't "explicitly address transgender people, many home viewers unfamiliar with the realities of being transgender will still make the connection," GLAAD said.
After its debut earlier this month, "Work It" was widely panned by critics. According to Entertainment Weekly, the new show managed to bring in 6.1 million viewers when it premiered on January 3, but ratings dropped to 5.1 million for the second episode.
And now "Work It" is no more. Instead of Amaury Nolasco and Benjamin Koldyke starring as men-dressed-unbelievably-as-women, ABC will air repeats of Tim Allen's "Last Man Standing" in the 8:30 p.m. ET time slot.
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