Thursday, May 10, 2012
Fox Cancels Alcatraz
Yesterday, Fox announced that JJ Abrams' Alcatraz has been cancelled. The writing was on the wall for a while now as the show continued to decline in ratings and Fox went ahead and allowed its season finale to air back in March. Usually when that happens the show is toast even if the network is not willing to make it official yet. There are exceptions but it is pretty rare. Oddly, the show that replaced it "Touch" has been renewed even though its ratings are not much better. Likely Alcatraz was done in by so-so cast and the bad guy of the week formula that wasn't terribly interesting. On the bright side, Abrams' Revolution was ordered by NBC for next year.