Quartet of Shows Canceled by FOX: Alcatraz, The Finder, Breaking In & I Hate My Teenage Daughter

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]

  • Marleenandlouie

    Bummer.  I love, love, loved the Finder.  Shoot.  Liked Alcatraz too.  What is Fox run by previous moguls of NBC?

  • ptjackson

    It kills me to see Alcatraz, Breaking In and The Finder go. In comments on the cancellation of Awake by NBC, more than one person has mused “maybe FOX will pick it up.” Um, I don’t think so. FOX cancels anything creative.

    Gonna go sulk now.

  • May_a_gram

    You have got to be kidding me…….what is wrong with this network…..are they crazy??? This is an awesome series……..some people don’t know a good thing when they have it……

  • lilmissy93

    Cannot believe they have cancelled the finder with the ending like that! I want to know what happens next with everyone and I was sure walter was gonna find willa and bring her back.

    • ptjackson

       I know – so many things left hanging…. boo hoo….

  • wallacebri

    I understand the other shows but not “The Finder”. I absolutely LOVE this show. I would assume that the ratings were low considering the fact that these shows were changed to a new day & time. Before the Finder, as well as Bones, was shown on Thursday nights from 9-11 time slot. Now Bones is on Mondays @ 8 EST, and The Finder on Friday nights @ 8 EST. I think that it was complete sabotage.  These are pretty much the only two show I watch on TV – guess I am now down to Monday nights…until football season. So very disappointing…thank you FOX for making my Monday morning!

    • ptjackson

       So true!! How many other shows has FOX sabotaged with these same tactics? More than one…..

  • Tgc

    The Finder was an excellent show.  Our family looked forward to watching this creative show.

  • ptjackson

    Sign the petition to save The Finder:


    Also, if you use Twitter, they are trying to trend #SAVETHEFINDER – not sure how you do that, just passing it along!