J.J. Abrams is one for two with the Fox network — a scant week after the network renewed the “Lost” producer’s “Fringe” for a fifth and final season, the network has officially axed his time-traveling cop procedural “Alcatraz”, the muddled mess of a show that never really took off. The good news? Now Sam Neill and that big guy from “Lost” can go find something else more coherent to spin their time on.
The network has also axed the “Bones” spin-off show “The Finder”, a show that I actually really liked, and will surely miss. You don’t get a lot of mentally “off” heroes on TV, and “The Finder” had a great one in Walter Sherman. Alas, alas…
In the other good news front, fans of Kiefer Sutherland’s “Touch” can rejoice — the network has renewed the show for a second season. Sutherland stars as a single dad whose son either has special powers or is really, really good with math. Frankly, I haven’t a clue. The show is from Tim Kring, the creator of “Heroes” and before that, “Crossing Jordan”.
I never really got into “Touch”, and frankly, I was hoping for a quick death so Sutherland can start getting that “24″ movie made already. Hopefully this won’t mean the movie is put on hold, but who knows, Fox is so weird about getting the “24″ movie made, by the time they actually get around to making it happen, Jack Bauer may be too old to fight terrorism. Dammit!
Via : TVLine