Opportunities run out for ABC’s "Knocks"

After three episodes, the opportunities have run out for Opportunities Knocks.

ABC pulled the plug on the Ashton Kutchner-produced game show after languishing in its Tuesday night time slot against CBS’ NCIS, NBC’s The Biggest Loser, Fox’s House, and The CWs 90210.

The program was hosted by J.D. Roth, who also hosted the kids’ game show Fun House, which ran from 1988-90 in syndication and from 1990-91 on Fox’s Saturday morning lineup.

Nine episodes were ordered – no word on when or if the six remaining episodes will air.

UPDATE: ABC now says Knocks is not canceled, but “pulling it” for an expanded Dancing With the Stars recap. The networks says it will air the six remaining episodes “somewhere” either in another time slot or different time of year.

Um, excuse me, but if you guys pull the show and not plan on airing it until next year – obviously burning it off, doesn’t that mean Opportunity Knocks is canceled? Sounds like it to me, so stop your backpedaling.

And you wonder why network execs are such idiots.

Updated 10:55 p.m. on 2008-10-16.