Do Not Disturb (TV series)

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Do Not Disturb
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Also known as The Inn
Genre Situation comedy
Created by Craig M. Simon
Abraham Higginbotham
Developed by Paul Young
Peter Principato
Starring Jerry O'Connell
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Jolene Purdy
Molly Stanton
Dave Franco
Niecy Nash
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 5 (2 unaired)
Executive producer(s) Brian Dobbins
Carolyn Bernstein
Howard T. Owens
Paul Young
Peter Principato
Location(s) 20th Century Fox Studios, Los Angeles, California
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 22–24 minutes
Production company(s) Reveille Productions
Fox Television Studios
Principato-Young Entertainment
Original channel Fox
Original run September 10, 2008 (2008-09-10) – September 24, 2008 (2008-09-24)

Do Not Disturb (previously known as The Inn) is an American sitcom, which debuted as a Fall entry on Fox's primetime lineup on September 10, 2008.[1] The multi-camera series was co-produced through Reveille Productions, Principato-Young Entertainment, and Fox Television Studios.


The series focuses on the going-ons at a once-popular New York City hotel as seen through the eyes of its employees. Fox ordered 13 episodes of this series, with Jason Bateman directing the pilot.[2]

After three episodes aired, the show was rumored to be cancelled on September 23, 2008.[3] Fox officially cancelled the sitcom the following day, making it the first cancellation of the 2008–09 season.[4]



Episode Episode Title First Aired Short Summary
1 "Work Sex" September 10, 2008 An article about the sexual exploits of the staff of The Inn while on the job is run at a local New York magazine, causing Rhonda to take action and Neal to try to act on his best behavior. Meanwhile, Molly helps Nicole with her modeling career, and Gus helps Larry with his love life.
2 "Birdcage" September 17, 2008 Neal installs a human-sized birdcage in the bar of the Inn to put his top-notch female staff on display; Nicole has a meltdown when Neal doesn't ask her to work a shift in the birdcage; Audrina Patridge tries to check in.
3 "Dosing" September 24, 2008 The staff of The Inn is on their best behavior when they find out it's time for them to be evaluated to see if they deserve bonuses or not. Meanwhile, Rhonda is upset when Neal fires a bartender for no good reason. Their arguing delays the evaluations and causes one of the staff members to go to great lengths in an effort to resolve the conflict between Rhonda and Neal so everyone's bonuses can be handed out. To make things worse the owner of the inn and his wife stop by for a weekend visit.
4 Pilot Unaired Neal jumps at the chance of being the face of the hotel when the Inn is named one of New York's hippest hotels, by a top New York newspaper.
5 "Satisfaction" Unaired A high-maintenance hotel client checks into The Inn and tries the patience of Nicole, Larry and Gus. The staff must do their best to bite their tongues despite the guest's discourteous antics, and Nicole, already on probation for bad behavior, plots to strike back at the snarky guest. Meanwhile, Rhonda is fed up with her recently divorced friend taking over her apartment, and when Neal takes an interest in her, Rhonda attempts to keep the flame going by telling Neal her friend was underwhelmed with Neal's performance in bed and he should work on improving.

U.S. Nielsen ratings[edit]

# Episode Air Date Timeslot (EST) Season Rating Share 18–49 (Rating/Share) Viewers (m) Weekly Rank (#)
1 "Work Sex" September 10, 2008 Wednesday
9:30 P.M.
2008–2009 1.9/5 4.65
2 "Birdcage" September 17, 2008 TBA TBA 1.6 4.13 TBA
3 "Dosing" September 24, 2008 TBA TBA 1.4/3 3.53 TBA


  1. ^ 'The Inn' is in at Fox
  2. ^ "Do Not Disturb: FOX Sitcom First Show of the New Season to be Cancelled". 2008-09-25. 
  3. ^ Ausiello, Michael (2008-09-25). "Rejoice! Fox Cancels 'Do Not Disturb'!". 
  4. ^ "Do Not Disturb: FOX Makes Sitcom Cancellation Official". 2008-09-26. 

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