Updated: 'Touch' Renewed for a Second Season by Fox; 'Alcatraz,' 'The Finder' Canceled

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May 9th, 2012

Fox has renewed Touch for a second season  - no word on number of episodes ordered yet. Not a surprise, both Bill and I thought renewal was more likely than cancellation.

Alcatraz is dead (no surprise)  and now Fox has canceled The Finder too (also no surprise).

Additionally Fox picked up 3 new comedies and two new dramas.

  • Tom

    No shockers to me, but the real toss up is still undecided – Bob’s Burgers.

    Can Fox even wait until the Working Class Hero pilot comes in to decide? At this point Fox only has four animateds for five (well, we assume five) slots in Spring. With the lead time on BB, I would think Fox needs to decide in the next month or so.

  • rob60990

    Touch won’t make it to season 3.

  • Bunny

    Maybe ABC is taking so long because of contract negotiations with Modern Family and Grey’s Anatomy..

    getting nervous here…

  • Jiji Moran

    I rather watch static on TV than “The Finder.”

    Not much novelty on the premise of that show, and somehow the acting felt short, way short.

    Hopefully Fox will find us some innovative good shows for next season.

    Let’s just hope we (the audience) don’t have to endure the pain of having to watch the bad and the ugly to get to the good shows.

  • forg

    My initial fantasy/suggested schedule for FOX (Robert/Bill will we have a thread for fantasy schedules like last year?)


    8 PM – Bones
    9 pm – Touch


    8 pm – Glee
    9 pm – New Girl
    9:30 pm – It’s Messy


    8 pm – X Factor
    9:30 pm – Raising Hope


    8 pm – X Factor
    9 pm – Mob Doctor

    8 pm – Kitchen Nightmares
    9 pm – Fringe

    midseason: The Following, Goodwin Games, Ben & Kate

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    Tom: I’m fuzzy on whether there will be 9 or 13 episodes of Bob’s Burgers leftover for next year from the season two renewal, but I’m pretty sure it’s at least 9.

  • alexjones

    good to hear about the touch renewal, shame about alcatraz but it was really just a formality, there was next to no chane it was going to get renewed. I reckon touch only got renewed cos of the sorry state of FOX dramas right now, there is little chance it makes it past the second season.

  • MattM


    Alcatraz has pretty good cult internet following, I could definitely see Netflix considering it. I think it would be smart for them to go after Community to if it too is canceled which I’m predicting.

  • João Paulo

    Yes for Touch, great show. Sorry for Alcatraz.

  • alexjones

    i’m guessing there’s some terra nova fans who are rather pissed off about the touch renewal since terra nova was pulling better ratings than touch it currently yet it still got cancelled, I expect it was because terra nova was so expensive to produce.

  • Rebecca

    I really hoped Alcatraz would come back. I thought it had potential. I’m not surprised, though. I guess I’ll keep watching Touch. It’s sometimes boring but in the end I’m always glad I watched. I’m tired of raspy voices, though. Danny Glover’s gone, but with Keifer and the woman who plays Gugu’s boss there are still two raspy/husky voices, lol.

  • iggy.

    Bob’s Burgers will get renewed. FOX needs something at 7:30.

  • Robert G.

    My wife and I both like Touch. Never watched Alcatraz.
    Touch is different than a lot of other shows on the air (getting sick of so many reality shows, predictable sitcoms and cop dramas).

  • Lane

    Touch won’t live past S2.

  • katelyn

    Thats because ABC is still screening possible pilots. They always take forever.

  • Tessa

    I wonder how many Alcatraz/Finder fans are hating on Fringe now? I can see it seeming unfair to those who don’t visit sites like this.

    Is Touch worth giving a try?

  • Petar

    touch is most pointless show ever on tv! Ok cancel alkatraz but at least cancel and touch! Now only cause was after idol will survive few more ep. And please not pair it with fringe in friday! Pleeeeeeeeeseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaseeeeeeeeeeee

  • David

    Too bad. Alzatraz was an awesome show. Fox making a big mistake on this one!

  • cathy

    I dunno, I guess im among the minority disappointed that alcatraz was cancelled I actually really did like that show, alot better than touch

  • Greg

    My turn:


    8pm: Glee/Bones
    9pm: Bones/The Mob Doctor


    8pm: Goodwin Games
    8:30pm: Raising Hope/Ben & Kate
    9pm: New Girl
    9:30pm: It’s Messy


    8pm: The X-Factor/American Idol
    9:30pm: Raising Hope (during the final weeks of TXF/AI)


    8pm: The X-Factor/American Idol
    9pm: Mastermind/Glee


    8pm: Touch/Kitchen Nightmares
    9pm: Fringe/Touch


    7pm: The Cleveland Show
    7:30pm: Bob’s Burgers
    8pm: The Simpsons
    8:30pm: American Dad
    9pm: Family Guy
    9:30pm: New animation

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