Backstrom aired on FOX last midseason, but the network cancelled the series, which starred Rainn Wilson, after just one season on the air. The move shocked loyal fans that stuck with the series during its short 13-episode first season.
Rainn Wilson has now shared his opinion about why FOX cancelled Backstrom at the end of his first season. He shared those thoughts during a Reddit AMA held over the weekend.
About Backstrom’s cancellation, he said:
“Backstrom was such a great show. We were on a terrible time slot. Got hammered in the reviews. And people just didn’t give us a chance. Too bad! Oh well.”
Wilson is possibly better known as his role of Dwight from The Office, and he shared memories he had working on that NBC series during that AMA Reddit as well.
When a fan asked him what he missed about The Office, he said:
“I loved seeing my other family every morning – laughing together. I really miss that.”
Are you a fan of Rainn Wilson? Were you sad that FOX cancelled Backstrom? Did you watch The Office? Tell us what you think.