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[05/08/15 - 03:03 PM]
FOX Cancels Newcomer "Backstrom" After One Season
Co-star Kristoffer Polaha posted the news to Twitter this afternoon.

[04/24/15 - 08:26 AM]
ABC Is No. 1 on the Opening Night of the May Sweep for the First Time in 6 Years
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, April 23.

[04/17/15 - 08:33 AM]
ABC's "Scandal" Returns Up and Wins Its Hour Among Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, April 16.

[03/27/15 - 08:22 AM]
"Scandal" and "Grey's" Rank as Thursday's Top 2 Series in Adults 18-49 for the 2nd Consecutive Week
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, March 26.

[03/18/15 - 11:38 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 18
Updates include: Ruth Negga cast as Tulip in AMC's "Preacher"; Vanessa Lachey to star in "Not Safe for Work" at NBC; and Page Kennedy cast in CBS's "Rush Hour."

[03/16/15 - 09:29 AM]
"Backstrom" Marathon on Saturday, March 21 on FX
The cable channel will air three episodes of FOX's new crime series this Saturday.

[03/13/15 - 08:50 AM]
"The Blacklist" Matches Last Week's Fast-Affiliate Rating
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, March 12.

[03/10/15 - 11:44 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, March 10 - Odds & Ends
Updates include: Syfy passes on second season of "Ascension"; Callie Thorne to "Breed" for TNT; and Tim DeKay, Lauren German to star in FOX's "Frankenstein," "Lucifer," respectively.

[03/09/15 - 03:45 PM]
FOX Announces Summer Premiere Dates
Plus: the network sets the season finales for the bulk of its current series.

[03/06/15 - 08:25 AM]
ABC Is Up Sharply Year to Year and Finishes No. 1 for Its 6th-Straight Thursday
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, March 5.

[02/20/15 - 08:18 AM]
ABC Is No. 1 on Each Thursday of the February Sweep for the First Time in 8 Years
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, February 19.

[02/13/15 - 08:32 AM]
ABC Wins its 3rd Straight Thursday with the Top 3 TV Shows in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, February 12.

[02/06/15 - 08:31 AM]
ABC Wins the First 2 Thursdays of the February Sweep for the First Time in 7 Years
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, February 5.

[01/30/15 - 08:36 AM]
ABC Dominates the First Night of the February Sweep with the Return of TGIT, Scoring its Highest Adult 18-49 Rating Since Season-Premiere Thursday
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, January 29.

[01/29/15 - 03:45 PM]
FOX Fires Up February with All-New Episodes, Season Finales and Special Guest Stars
Highlights include the "Mulaney" (February 15), "Sleepy Hollow" (February 23) and "MasterChef Junior" (February 24) season finales.

[11/20/14 - 05:25 PM]
FOX Announces Additional Winter Premiere Dates, Including "Glee's" Final 13-Episode Season
Also on tap are newcomers "World's Funniest Fails," "Backstrom," "The Last Man on Earth" and "Weird Loners."

[11/13/14 - 06:00 PM]
Video: A Subversive and Comic Crime Procedural from the Creator of "Bones," "Backstrom" Is Coming Soon to FOX
Rainn Wilson stars as an unhealthy, offensive, irascible - albeit brilliant - detective who is brought back from exile to run the Portland Police Bureau's Special Crimes Unit.

[09/16/14 - 11:27 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, September 16
Updates include: NBC developing small screen take on "Problem Child" films; Tom Kapinos brings DC Comics' "Lucifer" to FOX; and Nick Tarabay cast as Captain Boomerang on The CW's "Arrow."

[09/05/14 - 11:38 PM]
Development Update: Friday, September 5
Updates include: Alexander Dreymon to lead BBC America's "The Last Kingdom"; Lyndsy Fonseca boards Amazon's "Down Dog"; and Justin Lin in talks to direct new season of HBO's "True Detective."

[08/08/14 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 8
Updates include: Geena Davis to visit ABC's "Grey's Anatomy"; Yvette Nicole Brown boards "The Odd Couple" at CBS; and James Marsden part of latest casting wave on HBO's "Westworld."

[08/04/14 - 11:36 PM]
Development Update: Monday, August 4
Updates include: Netflix chief confident on more "Arrested Development"; "The Big Bang Theory" co-stars ink new three-year contracts; and Natalie Zea cast in ABC's "Members Only."

[07/16/14 - 11:50 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, July 16
Updates include: Bryan Cranston to bring "All the Way" to HBO; Peter Shinkoda cast in "Marvel's Daredevil" at Netflix; and trio bound for PSN's "Powers."

[06/27/14 - 11:19 PM]
Development Update: Friday, June 27
Updates include: Steven Brand boards "Galyntine" at AMC; Sarah Chalke to drop by FOX's "Backstrom"; and Dan Fogler joins the cast of ABC's "Secrets & Lies."

[05/12/14 - 02:34 PM]
Video: FOX 2014 Programming Presentation - Official Trailers
Get your first look at "Backstrom," "Empire," "Gracepoint," "Mulaney," "Utopia," "Wayward Pines" and more!

[05/12/14 - 05:00 AM]
FOX Announces Fall 2014 Schedule and New Portfolio of Content
"Our portfolio of content this year reflects the biggest investment in programming we've ever made," said Kevin Reilly.

[02/14/14 - 11:44 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 14
Updates include: Jane Krakowski to lead FOX's "Dead Boss"; Alyson Hannigan to spend "More Time with Family" at CBS; and Mary-Louise Parker-led "Feed Me" gets pilot order at NBC.

[01/15/14 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, January 15
Updates include: NBC adds three comedies to pilot roster; Natasha Leggero, Riki Lindhome team for Comedy Central project; and Kendrick Sampson boards FOX's "Gracepoint."

[01/13/14 - 01:18 PM]
FOX at TCA: Reilly Declares End of Pilot Season
Plus: the FOX chief on the future of "Bones," "The Mindy Project" and "The X Factor" as well as more on its Batman origin story "Gotham."

[01/07/14 - 11:14 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, January 7
Updates include: Danny Cannon to helm FOX's "Gotham"; Anna Friel, Jake Robinson tapped for NBC's "Odyssey"; and Denis Leary to lead FX comedy "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll."

[01/07/14 - 03:45 PM]
FOX Cracks the Case with Hart Hanson's New Crime Drama "Backstrom"
Rainn Wilson stars as the title role in the project, which was originally developed by CBS.

[05/13/13 - 11:07 PM]
Development Update: Monday, May 13
Updates include: HBO's "Criminal Justice" set as seven-part limited series; Britne Oldford joins ABC Family's "Ravenswood"; and CBS puts the brakes on additional pickups.

[03/21/13 - 11:16 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 21
Updates include: Mamie Gummer boards CBS's "Backstrom"; Ashley Williams joins ABC's "Keep Calm and Karey On"; and FOX pushes filming on "The Wild Blue."

[03/19/13 - 11:25 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, March 19
Updates include: Steve Coogan to lead "Doubt" for ABC; Terry O'Quinn joins FOX's "Gang Related"; and ABC locks in "Once Upon a Time" spin-off.

[03/18/13 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Monday, March 18
Updates include: Rainn Wilson tapped as "Backstrom" at CBS; Amber Tamblyn joins "Anatomy of Violence," also at CBS; and ABC's "Bachelor Pad" won't return this summer.

[03/15/13 - 11:28 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 15
Updates include: Stephen Fry to assist "Super Clyde" on CBS; Amanda Peet joins HBO's "Togetherness"; and Alex Kapp Horner is cast in FOX's "I Suck at Girls."

[03/12/13 - 11:34 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, March 12
Updates include: James Spader to head NBC's "The Blacklist"; Tom Berenger joins FOX's "Gang Related"; and Stephen Lang to get "Reckless" at ABC.

[03/01/13 - 11:51 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 1
Updates include: Marg Helgenberger, Dennis Haysbert return to CBS with pilots; Jim Parsons, Taylor Kitsch join HBO's "The Normal Heart"; and Annie Potts to star in ABC's "Murder in Manhattan."

[01/22/13 - 11:35 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, January 22
Updates include: "Betrayal," "Venice" among ABC's go pilots; FOX greenlights "Delirium," "I Suck at Girls"; and NBC, CBS round out today's 23 pilot orders.

[07/30/12 - 11:19 PM]
Development Update: Monday, July 30
Updates include: "Backstrom" lands Hart Hanson, CBS; Ron Howard books "Conquest" at Showtime; and Noah Hawley, John Wells land projects at ABC, FOX.

[08/29/11 - 10:48 PM]
Development Update: Monday, August 29
Updates include: literary heroes April Woo, Evert Backstrom land at CBS, FOX; Christina Millian eyes ABC's "Maid in Miami"; and Chris Hardwick to host potential AMC talk show.







BACKSTROM (FOX)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
1/22/15 - 4/30/15
STATUS:
canceled/ended (2014-2015 season)
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
SEASON(S):
1 (13 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
confirmed as canceled on 5/8/15
DESCRIPTION:
(from FOX's press release, November 2014) BACKSTROM, the offbeat crime procedural starring three-time Emmy Award nominee Rainn Wilson ("The Office," "Six Feet Under"), premieres Thursday, Jan. 22 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), following AMERICAN IDOL XIV's time period premiere (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). Created and executive-produced by Hart Hanson (BONES), the series follows Detective EVERETT BACKSTROM, an unhealthy, offensive, irascible - albeit brilliant - detective who sees the worst in everyone, and he's usually right.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Beatrice Rosen as Nadia Paquet
· Dennis Haysbert as Det. Sgt. Almond
· Genevieve Angelson as Det. Gravely
· Kristoffer Polaha as Sgt. Niedermayer
· Page Kennedy as Officer Moto
· Rainn Wilson as Det. Lt. Backstrom
· Thomas Dekker as Gregory Valentine
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Camryn Manheim as Gregory Valentine
· Mamie Gummer as Nicole Carlton (Original Pilot)
CREW INFORMATION:
· Andrew Miller as CO-EP
· Hart Hanson as CRTR/EP
· Josh Levy as PROD
· Karyn Usher as CO-EP
· Kevin Hooks as EP
· Leif G.W. Persson as BOOK/EP
· Mark Mylod as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Niclas Salomonsson as EP
· Rainn Wilson as PROD
· Steve Beers as CO-EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· 20th Century Fox Television
· Far Field Productions