FOX Bringing Back Touch, Ending Alcatraz And The Finder

Touch cast

FOX made some tough decisions, renewing one struggling series, and axing too others. First off, 24's Kiefer Sutherland recently made his return to series TV as the father of a boy with the uncanny ability to "see" past, present, and future events through numbers in a sci-fi drama called Touch. Ratings started hot, but have since cooled off considerably. Nevertheless, FOX has decided not to give up on Sutherland just yet, and have renewed it for a second season. Part of their reasoning may be that it's an in-house FOX studios production, and thus they don't have to deal with the cost of licensing the rights to air it from another production company.

Jorge Garcia on AlcatrazNext up, we have some not-so-good news for J.J. Abrams fans. Despite it's talented cast (including Lost's Jorge Garcia, and film veteran Sam Neill), viewers never seemed at all interested in just where those Alcatraz prisoners had disappeared too, and why they had now come back. The ratings numbers have been consistently awful since the premiere, and with the show's high budget, it's not hard to see why FOX dropped the death blow on the series. Especially since Terra Nova got much better ratings, and was similarly axed for budgetary reasons. Alcatraz, yet another sci-fi show that ends with no resolution. Sigh.

The FinderFinally, Bones spin-off The Finder seemingly couldn't find an audience as it's viewership has been far below it's father series, and regularly dropped below it's Monday lead-in, which lead them to give it the dreaded Friday Night Death Slot. True to the name, the death slot did nothing to help, and quickly sealed the show's fate.

Remember though, FOX isn't all bad. They recently renewed Fringe for a fifth season, despite it getting lower ratings than all three of the above series. Why? I'm not sure. Maybe there's a Fringe fan in the FOX programming department.

Are you happy to keep feeling Kiefer's Touch this fall? Are you angry that Alcatraz won't get a resolution? Will you miss The Finder? Discuss.


- The Finder
- Alcatraz
- Touch

Written by: msd85
May 10th, 2012, 7:27 am


Message Posted On Jun 12th, 2013, 9:31 am
I really donĀ“t understand the need to cancel Alcatraz. It was a great show and by all the research I have made, there are a lot of people disapointed and with the wish of a second season.

Message Posted On Oct 7th, 2012, 4:20 pm
Omg the finder was the best and so was he I hope they still keep going any way but it won't be the same with out him RIP

Message Posted On Sep 24th, 2012, 5:47 pm
The Finder Was A Great Show . Probaly Cancelled Cause Can't Bring Back Full Cast. R.I.P Michael Clarke Duncan You Will Be Missed


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Message Posted On Sep 17th, 2012, 8:26 am

I wasn't aware of the Murdoch/Torv connection. I guess that explains that.


Message Posted On Sep 17th, 2012, 8:21 am
I'm sure that Rupert Murdoch - the majority owner of FOX - being Anna Torv's uncle has nothing to do with her show being renewed. Oh no.

Message Posted On Sep 4th, 2012, 1:38 am
Doubt the finder is coming back now rip micheal duncan :(

Message Posted On Aug 19th, 2012, 8:04 pm
no more jj abrams crap. won't waste my time his incomplete thoughts.
Terri Ybarbo

Message Posted On Aug 7th, 2012, 8:18 pm
What Jerks! We LOVE 'The Finder'. Why are there so many stupid "reality shows" and "contest" shows EVERYWHERE and REAL Entertainment is practically non-existent? FOX used to be my favorite channel but CW is passing you up FAST.

Message Posted On Jul 27th, 2012, 9:33 pm
please please please bring back the finder!! what a great show!! better then Bones yak!!

Message Posted On Jul 23rd, 2012, 7:49 pm
Really love The Finder. Very sad that it wont be back. I dont feel that it was in a good time slot nor given enough advertising. Got a lot of friends interested cause they never knew it was on til I told them. BRING IT BACK!!!! Its a great show!!!!!!
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