Two weeks after giving Fringe a long-hoped-for final season, Fox is making the renew/cancel call on its other sci-fi dramas. Terra Nova's already gone, which leaves Touch and Alcatraz still fighting for their respective futures. So did the shows make the cut?
Well ... yes and no.
The network announced Wednesday night that Touch will go on to a second season, but Alcatraz will have no such luck. The J.J. Abrams-produced drama was canceled after only 13 episodes.
Both series have struggled to hold on to viewers and ratings in their first seasons, but Alcatraz's troubles turned out to be worse. The show steadily declined in viewers every week it was on the air, and by the time it ended its run in March its rating score had been cut by more than half, from a 3.3 for the series premiere to a 1.6 for what turned out to be the series finale.
Touch hasn't exactly had it easy either. The special preview of the series premiere brought in an impressive 12 million viewers and a rating score of 3.9, but those days seem to be over. The show hasn't broken 10 million viewers, or even 9 million, since its second episode aired in late March, and its rating these days is only a little more than half what the premiere numbers were.
Still, Fox seems to have more faith in the Keifer Sutherland drama, which still has two episodes to go in its short first season. Fox also canceled its other new drama, the crime series The Finder, leaving Touch as the last new drama standing for the 2011-2012 season. Sadly for fans, Terra Nova's cancellation didn't end up meaning there'd be more space for Alcatraz on Monday nights after all.
So what do you think? Did Fox make the right call?