The new dramas Alcatraz and The Finder as well as the ‘brought-back-from-the-dead’ comedy Breaking In and the new, short-lived laugher I Hate My Teenage Daughter have all been canceled by FOX.
With the annual network upfront presentations less than a week away, the major (and cable) networks are pulling no punches with their programming; and this is just one example of what is yet to come.
As most viewers know, ‘Alcatraz’ was the much buzzed-about new series from J.J. Abrams set on the legendary prison in San Francisco while ‘The Finder’ was the anticipated spin-off of popular FOX drama ‘Bones’. Both shows debuted mid-season with decent ratings, but neither show could hold onto a satisfactory percentage of viewers to warrant renewals.
‘Breaking In’ had a difficult struggle during its initial run on FOX, receiving a cancellation notice early on, but then it was surprisingly resuscitated only to have a less-than-stellar run once again. Meanwhile, ‘I Hate My Teenage Daughter’ just never seemed to catch on with the viewers, airing only a small handful of episodes before being pulled from the line-up and then being pushed from returning to the air several times.
The full FOX line-up for the 2012-2013 TV season will be officially announced to the New York advertisers on Monday, May 14. [Source: TV Line]