September 29th, 2010
01:58 PM ET
Looks like Fox's "Lone Star" wasn't exactly a shining star. The soapy prime-time series has been canceled after just two episodes, reports Entertainment Weekly.
The tale about a Texas con man (James Wolk) juggling two lives and two families managed to charm critics, but just couldn't pull one over on the folks at home. Its premiere averaged just 4 million viewers, prompting show creator Kyle Killen to write an open letter urging fans to keep watching and jokingly offering them an incentive.
"I'll mow your lawn or offer you some sort of sensual massage, but I won't beg," he wrote, before turning serious. "The truth is, what we need to do is nearly impossible."
Indeed, in week 2, viewership dropped to 3.2 million and the show was eliminated from the network's lineup.
While the filming of four new episodes has already been completed, it remains to be seen whether they will be broadcast or end up on DVD.
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