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Fox Cancels Alcatraz and The Finder

ALCATRAZ: The mysterious drama investigates the shocking reappearance of Alcatraz's most notorious prisoners, 50 years after they vanished. ALCATRAZ debuts Monday, Jan 16 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and makes its time period premiere on Monday, Jan 23 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Pictured L-R: Jonny Coyne, Jason Butler Harner, Jorge Garcia, Sarah Jones, Sam Neill, Santiago Cabrera, Parminder Nagra and Robert Forster.  ©2011 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Justin Stephens/FOX

Fox giveth and now Fox taketh away.

The network, which just got done picking up five new shows and renewing a sixth (Kiefer Sutherland’s Touch), has axed freshman dramas Alcatraz and The Finder. READ MORE


Ratings: Alcatraz Dips, Dancing Drops, Smash Flat

ALCATRAZ: Rebecca (Sarah Jones) chases a former inmate who happens to be her grandfather in the second part of the special two-hour season finale "Garrett Stillman/Tommy Madsen" episode of ALCATRAZ airing Monday, March 26 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2012 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: David Moir/FOX

Fox’s Alcatraz, with its two-episode Monday night finale, averaged 4.73 million total viewers and a 1.5 rating, dipping … READ MORE


The TVLine-Up: TV Worth Watching This Monday

ALCATRAZ: Rebecca (Sarah Jones, L) and "Doc" (Jorge Garcia, R) look for her grandfarther in the second part of the special two-hour season finale "Garrett Stillman/Tommy Madsen" episode of ALCATRAZ airing Monday, March 26 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2012 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Liane Hentscher/FOX

On TV this Monday: Alcatraz closes its doors (for now), The Secret Life of the American Teenager remains as complicated as ever, Castle and Beckett solve a crime backwards and more. As supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are seven programs to keep on your radar. READ MORE


The TVLine-Up: TV Worth Watching This Monday

THE LYING GAME - "Unholy Matrimony" - Alec and Rebecca's unexpected engagement leads to a quickly-planned wedding, causing suspicions that something is awry. Sutton encourages Emma to show Kristin what they found in Rebecca's house. And Ethan makes a discovery that changes the game. Meanwhile, a shocking revelation leads to major repercussions in the Mercer household, on the first season finale of ABC Family's original drama series "The Lying Game," airing Monday, March 5th (9:00 - 10:00 PM ET/PT). (ABC FAMILY/FELICIA GRAHAM)
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On TV this Monday: The Voice‘s battles begin, The Lying Game finishes its freshman run, a new Smash alliance forms, a Son of Anarchy visits Alcatraz and more. Here are eight programs to keep on your radar. READ MORE


Alcatraz Exclusive First Look: True Blood’s Hoyt Goes Bad… Real Bad!

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Tonight’s episode of Alcatraz is required viewing for not one but two reasons:

 1. It begins to “peel back some of the layers of the mythology,” as co-executive producer Bryan Wynbrandt explains in the exclusive clip below.
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 2. It features True Blood’s Hoyt, aka the underrated Jim Parrack, as a prison guard gone, as our headline may have ever so subtly hinted, bad. How bad?

  READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO


Fox 'Extends' Alcatraz Run, Rests House and Fringe in March for Repeat-Free Season Finishes

FRINGE: Josh Jackson returns as Peter Bishop in Season Four of FRINGE which premieres Friday, Sept.23 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2011 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Andrew Matusik/FOX

Fox is making some springtime schedule tweaks that will “extend” Alcatraz‘s sentence and give two veteran shows the chance to finish their seasons strong.

To start with … READ MORE


TVLine Items: Sons Stars Rev Up Alcatraz, SVU Gigs, Obama Drops By Tonight Show and More!

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How’s this for Juice-y scoop: Sons of Anarchy‘s Theo Rossi has booked a guest spot on Fox’s freshman thriller, Alcatraz. READ MORE


Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on NCIS, Grey's, Glee, House, HIMYM, Five-0, Gossip Girl and More!

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Got a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Just want to say hi? Send any/all of the above to askausiello@tvline.com

Question: How is it that whenever I ask for NCIS: LA scoop, you give me zippo? Mister, you better be holding out on me because you have something especially awesome. —Amy
Ausiello: Is it too early to start teasing the season finale? No? Splendid. “Someone’s gonna die that we know well,” confirms exec producer Shane Brennan. “I’ve got the target, I’m just choosing which missile to fire. And there’s a character or two coming back to tie some things up.” READ MORE & GET SPOILED


Ratings: Alcatraz Breaks Out Strong, Betty White Is Red-Hot for NBC

ALCATRAZ: Doc (Jorge Garcia) offers some advise in the two-hour premiere "Pilot/Ernest Cobb" episode of ALCATRAZ debuting Monday, Jan. 16 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and making its time period premiere on Monday, Jan. 23 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2011 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: James Dittiger/FOX

The series premiere of Fox’s Alcatraz captured 10 million total viewers and scored a 3.3 demo rating on Monday night, delivering 10-percent better numbers than Terra Nova‘s own two-hour opener. The supernatural procedural also gave Fox its drama series debut in three years (since Lie to Me).

The night’s other big draw was golden girl Betty White, whose 8 o’clock birthday special on NBC … READ MORE


6 Things to Know About J.J. Abrams' Alcatraz – Including How It Is (And Isn't) Like Lost

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Will the jailhouse rock? We’ll find out when Fox’s Alcatraz — the newest series in J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot collection — debuts this Monday at 8/7c (before moving to its regular 9 pm time slot next week). Certainly, the drama, which mixes the procedural with the mythological, has a captivating premise: A crackerjack team races against time to recapture a bunch of mysteriously reappearing inmates from another time altogether — 1963, to be exact. READ MORE