Will 'Fringe,' 'Alcatraz' be canceled by FOX? The numbers game begins


When FOX confirmed on Monday that it has canceled its expensive dino-drama "Terra Nova," we weren't particularly surprised, given the cost of making the show in New Zealand, the extended production schedule, and the middling-at-best ratings.Given the fact that we can now strike "Terra Nova" from the potential schedule for next season, though, it's a good time to re-examine some other FOX on-the-bubble dramas -- in particular, fan favorite "Fringe," plus freshman mid-season series "Alcatraz" and "The Finder."Despite the fact that "Fringe" ratings are significantly lower than "Terra Nova" numbers, we remain optimistic about a potential Season 5. Despite FOX president Kevin Reilly's statements about "Fringe" costing the network money, Reilly remains a supporter of the show and fans can expect him to do his best to help find creative ways to make it cost-effective.The fact that FOX hasn't yet announced that "Fringe" is ending -- the way it did with "House" -- is also...



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