'The Mob Doctor' getting whacked, 'Touch' returning in February

It looks like The Mob Doctor is about to have her license revoked, while viewers will experience Kiefer Sutherland's Touch once again, just in time for Valentine's Day.

Jordana SpiroFOX has announced it will burn off the final four episodes of the first—and likely only—season of The Mob Doctor within a nine-day span during the dead zone of television between late December and early January. Because most Mondays during the month of December are overrun by holiday specials and other events, such as the American Country Awards on December 10, some of the episodes will be moved from the show's regular night. All airing at 9:00 PM, the new shows will run on Saturday, December 29, Monday, December 31, Saturday, January 5, and Monday, January 7 to complete the freshman drama's 13-episode season.  Although the network claims that it hasn't decided on the fate of The Mob Doctor, the show debuted to anemic ratings and only got worse from there. The numbers have seen an incremental increase over the last few weeks, but the total audience still hovers around 4 million and draws a weak rating of approximately 1.0 in the Adults 18–49 demographic.

Jake (David Mazouz) and Martin (Kiefer Sutherland)On a seemingly more positive note, FOX also announced that the season premiere of Touch, starring Kiefer Sutherland, would be held off for an extra week to accomodate additional promotion for the sophomore drama. Originally scheduled to make its Season 2 debut in late fall as a lead-in for Fringe, Touch was later postponed until Friday, February 1, two weeks after Fringe's series finale. Now, Touch will return one week later on February 8 at 8:00 PM with a two-hour season premiere. The following week, the show will settle into its new regular 9 PM timeslot, likely preceded by Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares. Touch wasn't exactly a ratings blockbuster in its first season and it has been relegated to the so-called Friday night "death slot," so it wouldn't be surprising to hear of its cancellation in a few months' time.

I've never watched either of these shows, but Touch sounds like it has an intriguing concept and The Mob Doctor's series premiere received a B+ from TV Rage's discerning critic Adam J. Langton. Are you anxiously awaiting Kiefer Sutherland's Touch? Will you miss The Mob Doctor?

- The Mob Doctor
- Touch

Written by: Chrononaut
Nov 28th, 2012, 2:12 pm


Message Posted On Dec 3rd, 2012, 11:57 pm
i am sorry to see it go. i like the show. yes, it started out slow but the last 3 episodes really made me want to come back. i haven't missed a show but since the warehouse shooting and frankie's "real" job came to light, i can't wait for monday night. even with football (giant fan) my dvr was taping the dr. too bad it had to get really intersting at the end when most of the people who started with the show stopped watching. some of the actors are "old friends" of mine and glad to see them back on the screen (tv or movie). fox's hook in the beginning was not hooky enough and now it seems that it is too late. this is from the "old lady in brooklyn"

Message Posted On Dec 3rd, 2012, 1:30 pm
Looks like they are cancelling a good show for one that I watched the first two episodes and stopped as it was boring! Why is it that Fox can't seem to hang on to a decent show for longer than one season.

Message Posted On Nov 29th, 2012, 8:13 am
Read it, thanks. And it explains (and reaffirms) a lot of the preconceived notions I got from having read the summary when it was coming out. To me, it just seemed rather axiomatic that it couldn't really go anywhere, not in any meaningful way... You must have been approaching it as as an extreme optimist to have endured a full eight (and a half?) episodes - and consequently, found yourself especially disappointed to have then given up with only five (four and a half) episodes remaining... *** Again, I just expected it to approach the role of interconnectedness and interrelatedness in nature (i.e. of chaos/order, universal/particular, relative/absolute, simple/complex, quality/quantity, infinite/finite, et cetera, etc., and other of those fundamentals which, in reality, are so often interwoven in such a pronouncedly interpenetrated, and even interchangeable, way) through the simplistic prism of spiritualist and mystical-derived pseudoscience. *** I prefer going straight to the source, with, say, 'Order and Disorder.' Now, if a series like that can be made into a drama without selling-out on the level of ideas... Which, actually, isn't as impossible as it sounds, I argue (hope).

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Message Posted On Nov 29th, 2012, 6:36 am

I liked The Mob Doctor.  Didn't LOVE it, but it got more interesting as it went on.  "Touch" got more frustrating as it went on.  Read my review on its page, but the gist was that I gave it 8 1/2 episodes before I gave up on it.


Message Posted On Nov 28th, 2012, 8:49 pm
Agreed. I really liked 'Mob Doctor,' and not just for the cool premise, but also for the cast, writing, pacing, and so on. *** As for 'Touch,' I've yet to watch any of it, mainly because the premise sounds rather boring to me (am I missing anything?)

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Message Posted On Nov 28th, 2012, 2:27 pm

well it would`nt be FUX without canselling one of my new favorites... 

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