Alcatraz cancelled

News Simon Brew 10 May 2012 - 00:28

JJ Abrams’ Alcatraz won’t be getting a second season, as the show is cancelled…

The first season of JJ Abrams’ Alcatraz had been a bit of a bumpy affair, but its intriguing premise wasn’t helped by some conventional execution, which it got bogged down in to an extent. That was reflected, sadly, in the ratings, with the show ending on disappointing numbers. From that point onwards, Alcatraz was always going to struggle to get a second season.

And now comes the confirmation that it hasn’t. There’s no big, mighty announcement here, just that Fox has decided not to pick the show up for a second season order. Furthermore, given the low ratings and the cost of making Alcatraz, a second season isn’t likely to be picked up by anyone else, either.

A pity. There was the nucleus of a good show here, as our look-back at season one explains. It’s not the only show that’s not been picked up for a new season either, as confirmation has come through that The Finder has been axed as well.

At least we’re getting more Fringe

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