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ALCATRAZ has been Canceled: J.J. Abrams, Sarah Jones, Sam Neill

Alcatraz

Alcatraz  has been canceled. The cancelation of the J.J. Abrams‘ produced Alcatraz on the Fox Network was a long time coming, since it aired as a mid-season replacement. Alcatraz made no sense from the beginning: cop partnered with a civilian (please), cop taking civilian into extremely perilous situations (neither of them wearing bullet proof vests, calling for back-up, etc.), the cop not following through on the criminals she risked her life to capture (insuring that they got fair trials plus some on the returnees where not originally serving life sentences), and the list goes on and on.

The best part of Alcatraz were the flash back sequences. The modern day segments paled in comparison. Alcatraz could have be vastly interesting if the holes had been closed. Alcatraz had more obvious plot than V and we know how V ended up. After two episodes of Alcatraz I bailed. How about you? I did like parts of the sniper episode (the flashback parts).

On Alcatraz and its ratings:

J.J. Abrams-backed “Alcatraz,” a mystery drama about the infamous San Francisco prison and its inmates, struggled to sustain its solid launch numbers — 10 million viewers, with a 3.3 rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic. Its finale drew just 4. 7 million viewers and a 1.5.

Alcatraz starred Sarah Jones, Sam Neill, Jorge Garcia, Parminder NagraRobert Forster, Santiago Cabrera, Jonny Coyne, Paul McGillion, Santiago Cabrera, Robert Lawrenson, Jason Butler Harner, Jeffrey Pierce, Samuel Patrick Chu, Greyston Holt, Chad Rook, Paul Jarrett, Jonathan Coyne, Carl Marino, Deanna Marks, and Andrew Moxham.

What do you think of Alcatraz being canceled? Did you see it coming?

Source: Slashfilm, Latimesblogs

 

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  • I REALLY LIKED ALCATRAZ, ALTHOUGHI HAD A FEELING IT WAS GONNA TURN OUT A BIT LIKE LOST, HURLEY WAS IN IT, THE MUSIC WAS THE SAME AND JJ ABRAMSS PRODUCED IT. THEY HAD THE MYSTERIOUS DOOR WITH THE FUNNY KEYS AND LOST HAD THE HATCH. I REALLY WANTED TO SEE WHAT WAS BEHIND THE DOOR…………………..

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