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OTRC: 'Ready for Love' pulled off the air, report says

Ben Patton, Tim Lopez, Ernesto Arguello, Bill Rancic and Giuliana Rancic appear on the April 16, 2013, episode of 'Ready for Love.' (Vivian Zink/NBC)

Is this the end for the reality dating series "Ready for Love"?

The reality show has been pulled off the Tuesday 10 p.m. timeslot by NBC after two episodes and will be replaced by the dark fairy tale drama "Grimm," according to The Hollywood Reporter. According to a press release from NBC, "Grimm" will begin airing in the Tuesday 10 p.m. timeslot starting on April 30.

The entertainment outlet noted that the show had disappointing ratings for its premiere on April 10 and despite the next episode having "The Voice," a ratings success for NBC, as a lead in, it only had 3.2 million viewers.

Former "Desperate Housewives" star Eva Longoria was an executive producer on the series, which was co-hosted by Bill and Giuliana Rancic.

The show saw three bachelors compete for a chance at love with the help of a few matchmakers, who all had different approaches for finding love for the bachelors.

Ben Patton, a businessman from Dallas, Tim Lopez a musician in the band Plain White T's from Santa Barbara, Calif., and Ernesto Arguello, an entrepreneur with a social vision from Miami, were all looking for love on the show.

On his official Twitter page on Friday, April 19, Lopez denied reports that the show had been canceled.

"For all those wondering, ready for love is not canceled and will be on this tues at the same time on nbc. Tune in, it's gonna be great," he wrote in one Tweet.

In another he wrote, "There's a chance we might find an even better time slot for the show. Fingers crossed :)"

He later added, "At this point everything is moving forward. Dont believe all that's out there in the press. Need ya more than ever so tell your friends :)"

NBC has not officially commented on the show's status and has not announced when the remaining episodes will air.

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