[05/09/12 - 06:29 PM]
FOX Renews "Touch," Cancels "Alcatraz," "The Finder"
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- FOX has locked in its drama commitments for next season as "Touch" will return for a second season while "Alcatraz" and "The Finder" have both been canceled.

The moves - confirmed by network and studio sources - come as FOX prepares to announce its 2012-13 schedule on Monday.

All three series were widely considered on the bubble for next season with "Touch" (8.7 million viewers on average; 2.5 rating/7 share among adults 18-49) leading the pack, followed by "Alcatraz" (7.0 million; 2.3 rating/5 share among adults 18-49) and "The Finder" (5.9 million; 1.9 rating/5 share among adults 18-49).

"Touch" will joining a returning drama class which includes "Bones," "Glee" and "Fringe," the latter for its fifth and final season.

The creators respond via Twitter:

[8:02 PM] @HartHanson - "THANK YOU twitterverse for your kind words on the demise of The Finder. We are quite sad given the dissolution of our tight little company."

[8:14 PM] @BryanWynbrandt - "Hey y'all. It's been a helluva journey & sharing it with you made it all the more worth it. And if you must know, yes, it was time travel."

[8:56 PM] @StevenLilien - "They said no one could escape from #Alcatraz but apparently Fox just did. Thanks to our amazing cast, crew and fans! We had a blast. #booze"

  [may 2012]  


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