A broadcast drama series that lost viewers over the course of the season got the official word that it won’t be coming back. TVbytheNumbers.com reports that Fox has canceled its “24” spinoff “24: Legacy.”
“After premiering in the prime post-Super Bowl on Fox — where it raked in 17.6 million viewers and a 6.1 rating among adults 18-49 at the time — the series continually lost viewers throughout its first season, ending with an average 6.3 million total viewers and a 1.7 rating,” TVbytheNumbers reports. “As a result, the series had remained on the fringe of the network’s 2017-18 schedule, though that doesn’t make the series’ cancellation any less surprising.”
The report suggests that Fox still has plans for its “24” franchise, noting that “the cancellation of ‘Legacy’ may just be the beginning of a new era for the property on Fox. Reports state that the network is currently in talks with ’24’ producers about possibly bringing the franchise back as an anthology series.”
If those plans move forward, future series would be expected to continue with the real-time format that distinguishes the “24” franchise, while presenting a new set of characters and new central conflict each season.
“24: Legacy” (Fox)