Fox Cancels Four Shows, Renews ‘Touch’ and More

by | May 10, 2012 at 9:23 AM | TV News

'Touch' (Photo: Fox)

Before Fox trots out its Upfronts presentation word on the fates of at least four freshman shows is now out.

The network has given a second-season renewal to Kiefer Sutherland’s “Touch,” the Thursday night drama about a gifted autistic boy who can see connections in the universe through numerical sequences and his father (Sutherland) then connects the dots to help change people’s lives.

The news isn’t so good for two other dramas despite their notable legacies.

Fox has canceled the “Bones” spin-off “The Finder,” starring Geoff Stults and Michael Clarke Duncan, after the series floundered in its Thursdays at 9/8c time slot where it faced stiff competition.

J.J. Abrams’ low-rated supernatural drama “Alcatraz” also couldn’t break out of a rut and will not return for a second season.

Meanwhile, Deadline reports that Fox has also put two failing sitcoms out of their misery by officially canceling the Christian Slater-Megan Mullally comedy “Breaking In” (for a second time) and Jaime Pressly’s “I Hate My Teenage Daughter” (which was yanked from their schedule weeks ago).

Fox has previously announced pick-ups for “American Dad,” “Bones,” “Family Guy,” “Fringe,” “Glee,” “Kitchen Nightmares,” “New Girl,” “Raising Hope” and “The Simpsons.”

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