Fox Cancels ‘Alcatraz’ and ‘The Finder’

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.

ABC Retires New Sitcom ‘Work It’

The network said Saturday that the sitcom about two men who dress as women to look for work is off the schedule after only two episodes aired.

‘Man Up’ Yanked From ABC Schedule

The network has pulled the freshman comedy from its schedule. Repeats of Last Man Standing, which has been preceding the show, will now occupy the 8:30 p.m. Tuesday timeslot.

NBC Shuts Down ‘Prime Suspect’

In an unsettling development for NBC’s adaptation of the British series Prime Suspect, the series starring Maria Bello will wrap after its initial 13-episode run.

CW Cancels Mario Lopez’s ‘H8R’

In what some might call the ultimate sign of being a hater, the CW has axed the Mario Lopez-hosted series H8R. The reality series featured celebrities as they confronted their biggest critics to try to change their opinions of them. The series premiered to a tepid 1.3 million viewers and failed to boost that by much in the three weeks since its premiere.

CBS Shuts Down ‘How To Be A Gentleman’

On Friday, the network moved the struggling comedy to Saturdays, replacing it with veteran sitcom Rules of Engagement. This means the David Hornsby-Kevin Dillon series will air the remaining seven episodes in its new home beginning Saturday, Oct. 15, at 8:30 p.m. following encores of Two and a Half Men.

‘Free Agents’ Canceled By NBC

NBC has canceled the Hank Azaria comedy Free Agents, an individual familiar with the series confirms. The series, which debuted this season, had been struggling in the ratings. Last Wednesday, the series slipped 23% from its second-week numbers, posting just a mere 1.0/3 and 3.1 million total viewers. The last episode, airing on Wednesday, falied to improve on those numbers, running flat with last week.