Fox's Do Not Disturb may have become the first new show of the fall season to bite the dust. (Fox gets a head start on the other networks because its fall schedule is interrupted in October for post-season baseball.) Entertainment Weekly reported on its website Thursday that the critically flayed comedy, starring Niecy Nash and Jerry O'connell, was axed after three episodes because of low ratings. However, TV Week reported today that the show was merely being preempted next week and that 20th Century Fox TV was insisting that it had not been notified of any cancellation. In what industry observers regarded as a somewhat tongue-in-cheeky apology, the producers of the show sent a letter to TV critics early in the week asking to be forgiven "for being the perpetrators of such bad television."