In its second Friday-night airing, Jezebel James garnered just 3.1 million viewers, pulling a 1.1 rating/4 share among adults aged 18-49. This, when it aired just after a repeat of Til Death (which did no better, but it's a repeat). More importantly, very few of those viewing Til Death seem to have stay tuned in to watch Jezebel James. Fox has not revealed its reasoning, but this is probably part of it.
Effective immediately, repeats of Bones will air in the 8:00 Friday-night timeslot. Fox has not said whether they would make the remaining episodes available on their website or on DVD, but in the past, Fox has frequently released the full run of episodes on DVD.
Fox is known for demanding instant ratings from new shows, even those that might have developed into ratings busters. Now, The Return of Jezebel James likely joins a long list of Fox cult classics that never aired in full, or whose airings were handled so badly that they had no hope of success. Two of my personal favorites in this category are Bryan Fuller's Wonderfalls and Joss Whedon's Firefly (which won several awards including an Emmy). Others cited include Roar (which went on to win a Golden Reel Award and be nominated for an Emmy), Tim Minear's Drive (also nominated for an Emmy), and the sci-fi mystery John Doe (which aired on Friday nights--sound familiar?).