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ABC K.O.'s Patterson

A second former Seinfeld sidekick has struck out with his own sitcom.

ABC programmers have pulled Jason Alexander's new comedy, Bob
, after five weeks and two different time periods.

ABC's Drew Carey and the Carey-hosted stalwart, Whose Line Is It
, are expected to fill the show's 9:30 p.m. ET/PT time slot on

Bob Patterson averaged 8 million viewers and a 3.6 rating/9 share in
adults 18-49 on Wednesday night, finishing fourth in its time period, according
to Nielsen Media Research fast-national data.

Through its first four weeks, the comedy averaged 8.2 million viewers and a
3.6 in adults 18-49.

Patterson debuted on Tuesday nights and then was moved to Wednesday after
three weeks and sluggish ratings.

Seinfeld co-star Michael Richards' sitcom on NBC lasted eight episodes
last season.

NBC is taking a shot with another Seinfeld cast member, Julia
Louis-Dreyfus, in an upcoming midseason comedy. - Joe