Rove’s US game show axed

Riot, the improvised comedy series from Aussie comedian Rove McManus, has been axed after underwhelming ratings in the US.

The show, which was co-produced by Rove’s buddy and fellow comedian Steve Carell, has been described as a mix between Whose Line Is It Anyway? and Wipeout and debuted last month on FOX TV to a meagre audience of 1.3 million.

The show was based on the based upon the Australian Slide Show television series, which was actually based on a French program Vendredi tout est permis ("On Fridays, Anything Goes with Arthur".)

Rove acted as host with the contestants comprising of a number of famous actors and comedians, including Carell himself.

Despite pulling some seriously impressive guests (Seinfeld’s George Alexander, US comedians Andy Dick and Tom Green, to name a few) Riot was officially cancelled by Fox yesterday.