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Fox Cancels Alcatraz and The Finder, Renews Touch


"The numbers in my head point to a Season 2."


The renewals and cancellations continue to roll in as the major networks prepare to announce their 2012-2013 schedules: Fox has renewed Touch for Season 2 and canceled Alcatraz and The Finder, according to Deadline and TVLine, respectively.

Alcatraz, from the venerable J.J. Abrams, enjoyed a strong debut back in January, but the show's ratings fell sharply over the course of its first season. Plus, as Tim noted when he named the drama one of the season's 10 biggest bubble shows, it was up against Fringe and Touch for "a limited number of 'weirdo drama' slots on Fox's schedule." The network renewed Fringe for a shortened fifth season at the end of April.

The Finder's axing comes as no surprise. The Bones spin-off struggled to find an audience, and moved from Thursdays to Fridays in April to accommodate Touch... which for its part had originally been scheduled for Mondays, but earned a free trip to Thursdays after a special January preview episode put up impressive numbers. Got all that?

Touch, the Kiefer Sutherland-starring "we're all connected" drama from Heroes creator Tim Kring, has recently seen an uptick in the ratings after an initial decline.


Will you miss Alcatraz or The Finder? Are you currently watching Touch? Are you too happy that Fringe will be back to care?


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The. Finder is a great show with unique interlocked characters. It obviously has a fan base as evidenced by comments and Internet sites. So why would Fox cancel the show? The only reason I can think of its over the heads of the decision makers-yet another reason to not watch fox tv at all!
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i love the finder get new season
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OMG, we have deal with some of the stupidiest sitcoms I've ever seen, and they cancel Alcatraz. Serioulsy, considering just stopping watch TV altogether.

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Me and my family love all 3 of these shows. We are so saddened to know they wont be back on tv. We own a well known prop house in LA. We hear about most shows before they come out and the finder and alcatraz are ones we were really excited about from the get go. We definitely were not disappointed when the aired but its so disheartening to hear when shows like this get cancelled. Cant we just knock out some other shows and put these ones back on :) . Anyways, sometimes shows make a comeback and we would not be sad to see that happen for these shows.
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Dear People who sit in your little room at Fox,Listen to your TV views we are telling you about which programs we like and want to keep.As you know if we watch them this will make you Money from your Advertizing.Live in the UK and have watch Human Target,Alcatraz and The finder which are all excellent yet you have cancel them because they didnt hit the numbers,well I say your numbers are wrong big time.All I got to say to you is Remember Baywatch cancel then a smash hit all around the world.....You got to give The Finder and Alcatraz two seasons surely just for all the money you have put into them...Not good business at all,so you will now start some new shows and hope they find people to watch them again!!!
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I am just finding out Alcatraz wont be back. It is an awesom show, especially for people that love the crime solving stories. I loved this show and taped it every week even though I watched it. Please bring it back or at least tell us what happens to Rebecca. I dont understand leaving on cartoon shows with adult content that have stupid humor that isnt funny and makes no sence but take off a show that was interesting and kept you waiting with suspense till the next week. It is alot better show than most I have seen
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D skriver jag p svenska fr jag r s jvla frbannad! Vad faen hnde med Alcatraz och dessutom en halv ssong Fringe. Kasst!
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But Fox can keep The Simpsons and the other CARTOONS that are so bogus. I was realy looking forward to seeing The Finder this year. Fox is really becoming a very disappointing station....24 hrs with the Simpsons....what a fine show for a child!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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With Michael Clarke Duncan having passed, what did you really expect? Leo was kind of all the heart of the show.
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Alcatraz is a great show! Bring it back! Or at least, explain the mystery!!! I believe we deserve it!
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You alllll Suckkkkk Bring Alcatraz Back!!!
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This is why Fox sucks!! Bring back Alcatraz!!
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I will miss The Finder and Alcatraz! Although, I wasn't sure how they could have continued without Michael Clark Duncan. He was such a crucial character in the show.
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R.I.P. Michael Clarke Duncan (Leo Knox) we loved and miss you.

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Why dose fox cancel top program's like the finder when there just getting unmissable brng back finder for a second season.
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I cannot believe they canceled the Finder! I love that show!! Ugh!
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i am really pissed that they have cancelled alcatraz, finally a show thats intersting on fox. i was so looking forward to watching the next season. i hope they reconsider their decision and put it back on
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I am so disappointed that you have cancelled Alcatraz. It was the only fox show I like. I can't stand American idol or the cartoon type shows that your air. So sad my husband and I truly enjoyed it. I hope another network picks this up .
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The Finder was a great show. It should not have been cancelled
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Add your comYOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME! people started recording this show because they liked it and recordings don't count as views so so many people record this show! and it drops because they don't have enough time to watch it right when it comes out! are you kidding my the finder was one of my FAVORITE SHOWS!! I watched it every week now take the people vote and put that show back on the air!! over 96% of viewers think that that show should not of been canceled and i agree only 1% said i'm not sure and 3% yes but none of those compare to 96% of viewers!! you cancel too many GREAT shows and keep the most stupid unattractive shows i cant wait till fox's viewers plummet because they don't know a great show when they see one!! and so much for the last show not leaving any questions i have MILLIONS!!! what happened to his mom? y did only Walter get arrested? why not his brother too he helped? what happens to Leo?? does he just stay at the bar?? did they actually find out if the painting was counterfeit or not? you guys said Walter would never stop until he finds what he was looking for he never found the painting!! that made me mad what happens to Teamo?? does he get with Magdalena?? why did Isabel get her job taken away?? she barley gave any info all she said was his mother wasn't in Memphis Walter figured everything else out on his own!! what happens to Willa?? is she still a gypsy?? i don't wanna go on but i have like 20 more!!! just bring the show back PLEASE I'M BEGGING YOU!!!!! Touch is just a mockery of the Movie Knowing Just saying its a CRAPPY show!
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I believe if Fox can't handle following through with any shows they bring out like V , Alcatraz or Shark, some other Network should consider picking up these great shows . I'm tired of that Chanel canceling great shows just to keep the lame ones.
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To sum up what everyone has said thus far, which is completely true, is that FOX was stupid for listening to some dumb computer generated responses to how many tv's are turned on during a certain show. With all the online viewings, DVR and other forms of recording shows today they are missing out on counting their really audience numbers. Stupid. Keep Touch and Bones if you want to still have a company, bring back Shark, The Finder, and Alcatraz and stop with the Dang reality shows because their old, stupid, outdated, and annoying; like you are (Fox)!!! I hope some no name station takes over all those you have dropped, gets rich and kicks you to the curb. And I don't even have cable! All my shows are watched online through Hulu, Netflix or on a rare occasion the actual tv station website.
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really the finder gets cancelled?! fucking hate fox. damn assholes hope they get all get smacked in the face!
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They could've put Finder on Mondays as House is done. I seriously doubt fans of House are going to watch Mob Doctor. another dumb move by Fox since canning Human Target. If HT had american Idol as a lead in, it would still be around.
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No I do not watch Touch at all ... I was actually looking forward to see Alcatraz again.
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I want the finder back!!
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So another show I liked gets cancelled. It seems everytime FOX comes up with a show I like they move it then cancel it. I would have liked to have seen more of Alcatraz. Shark was another favorite that got axed. Come on Fox why don't you ask the viewer's to vote sometimes before you make a decision.
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I'm a new FINDER fan. Shame. I think the premise is clever and well done.
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Alcatraz was good but it was all just too much the same and after about 5 episodes I started finding it a bit boring.... shame because it had a great cast.
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Bring back THE FINDER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I like The finder. Good serie,Bad decision
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Alcatraz is awesome. Each episode has me glued to the screen, and I got so excited when I'd wake up and realise that today was the day it was on. As for Touch- I totally agree: snooze fest. I can't watch for more than a few moments before losing totaly interest in it. The only thing I hated about Alcatraz was that it was on at 9, or 10 at night, meaning I had to record it, and sometimes missed the end of the episodes.....
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If Alcatraz can't come back (it should, come on Fox!!!) PLEASE do a TV Movie/extended episode to answer the thousands of questions fans have!! UK viewers love Alcatraz!
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double u tee f what is going on here? they cancel cool shows and leave the retarded one?!?! o.O i always knew fox was a devil's tv but like this...
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THE FINDER....AWESOME SHOW! What the hell are these networks thinking?.....

ALCATRAZ.....ANOTHER AWESOME SHOW! ....Aren't you people tired of reality and cartoon shows?....COME ON! pick the damn shows up on another network! PLEASE!
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The Finder was the only show out of all of these discussed that I watched. Since the network would never admit they were wrong, the only hope is that another network will pick it up. Great show.
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Please Help to put this awesome show Back on the Air, Please Save The Great and truly unique series 'The Finder', please sign these Petitions, pretty please thx everyone http://www.thepetitionsite.com/406/663/146/save-the-finder-on-fox/ or www.savethefinder.org
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P.S Talking about The Finder. Was a good show with rarely any violence and what not. I guess that's why they ended it.
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This is SO typical big show networks.. can they at least tie up all the loose ends ?! I Hate big tv networks. ARGH.
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The only good thing is that Bones could fit in an episode dedicated to the Finder. Afterall Finder began as an episode on Bones. But of course it still doesn't make the canning any better.
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the finder was awesome!! loved it, was interesting and original.. stupid fox

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man Touch is so damn good, Great choice Kiefer
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they canceled The Finder?? Are they nuts? Seriously, do the execs actually watch the shows they cancel? If one more reality shows comes out in its place, I will drop FOX permanently. Why don't you just cancel Fringe and Bones and completely tank your network?? What are you thinking? Why don't you find out what real people are watching instead of the robots you are obviously checking in on........ Read the comments, you are making a huge mistake.
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Sadly 2012 season is the last for Fringe!
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I would MUCH rather keep The Finder than Touch!
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Screw you Fox!!! The Finder is one of the best new shows out there. Not all tv viewers are brain dead needing to watch American Idol. Bad, bad call!
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I loose Terra Nova....Now Alcatraz.....Im starting to really hate fox. They take away everything i care about!!!
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si fi is picking up terra

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Yes Fox in there infinite wisdom has gone and cancelled yet another promising show. Smells like Firefly all over again. Don't these people know that you have to allow a show to build it's viewer base. What would the have done with a show like M.A.S.H. or Star Trek?
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We liked watching the Finder and will greatly miss this querky show. It was fun to watch with my daughters. Fox made a bad decision.
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Two great shows bite the dust. Guess I only have to watch fox 1 hour a week now and that's only when the new season of Bones comes.
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Alcatraz was way better than Touch. Touch's really bad.
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RIP to the finder
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that sucks... i liked the finder
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