Fox has made its decision on three freshman dramas, canceling two of them and opting to bring back a third. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that the network has canceled J.J. Abrams’ "Alcatraz" along with “The Finder,” while giving Tim Kring’s "Touch" a second season.
While "Alcatraz" debuted with an impressive 10 million total viewers, the show stumbled during its 10 weeks, ending with only 4.7 million viewers, the piece points out. The drama starred Sarah Jones and "Lost" star Jorge Garcia in a supernatural mystery about former Alcatraz inmates who reappeared after disappearing several decades ago.
"The Finder," which stars Geoff Stults, averaged about 6 million viewers while it aired on Thursdays at 9 p.m., but after it moved to Fridays at 8 p.m. the show hit a recent series low, the piece adds.
"Touch," starring Kiefer Sutherland, debuted with 12 million viewers, but has tumbled in recent weeks, the story says. Nevertheless, it remains a strong property for Fox and studio 20th Television on an international basis, the piece adds.