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Sons of Tucson: FOX Pulls Tyler Labine Sitcom, Is It Cancelled?

TucsonTo no surprise, FOX has pulled Sons of Tucson after just four episodes have aired. With a track record of terrible ratings, it’s most likely cancelled and leaving little hope for a second season. Interestingly, series star Tyler Labine seemed to have known the bad news was coming.

Sons of Tucson revolves around Ron Snuffkin (Labine), a sporting goods clerk who lives in his car and owes money to a loan shark. He’s hired by three boys (Benjamin Stockham, Frank Dolce, and Matthew Levy) to play their father for a school meeting after their real dad goes to jail for banking fraud. The series also features Sarayu Rao, Edwin Habacon, and Natalie Martinez .

The sitcom got off to a poor start in the ratings with just a 2.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 4.47 million viewers. The second installment dropped even lower, to a 1.9 rating and 3.84 million viewers. Episode three bumped up a little to a 2.0 and 4.03 million but, on Sunday night, it fell to a new low of a 1.4 rating and 3.13 million viewers (per the overnights).

To no surprise, FOX has decided to cut their losses.

Though Labine had high hopes for the series, supposedly turning down the opportunity to keep Reaper going in first-run syndication, he seemed to be able to tell that Sons of Tucson wasn’t long for this world.

Back in January, Labine was offered a starring role in a CBS pilot called True Love. Though it would have been in second position (behind Sons of Tucson), Labine passed on the project. Then, two months later, after seeing a couple weeks of disappointing ratings for Tucson, Labine changed his mind and signed on to True Love.

Sons of Tucson has been pulled from the schedule effective immediately and will be replaced by episodes of American Dad for the immediate future. The remaining nine episodes of Tucson are expected to be burned off this summer, beginning June 6th. Though it has not been officially cancelled, it’s a big longshot to be renewed.

What do you think? Was Sons of Tucson worth watching? Are you sorry to see it go? Do you think there’s any chance it’ll be back?

 

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Paul March 13, 2014 at 5:08 pm

I was sad the see the show go. I loved it, it was funny, witted and the actors did a great job so please bring the show back.

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daytin July 6, 2012 at 9:05 pm

I thought this show was actually humorous andone comical the actors were great and its actually humor that’s worth a fuck and plus u normally on’t see three kids hiring a complete a dumbass for a father, its something new that u barely see, my vote a second season needs to be made one of the best ive seen so far

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Jamie December 23, 2011 at 9:13 pm

I never saw that show before in tell we got on a new added program we ordered. I hardly ever watch fox, because it seems they pull there show’s to fast. so why get hooked on one. this show was so cute!!! my son and I both watched it and never laughed so hard. I can not believe they took it off the air! if something doesn’t go as fast as the tv world thinks it should and its not racking in the money fast, they ax it!! my Granny use to say, all good things come to those that wait. tv land doesn’t like to wait. money, money money. now, now, now. this show was a family show that kids could watch, and there isn’t many of those anymore, and way to many stupid reality shows on now!!! I am getting to rely hate tv, because nothing’s on that is family friendly. a lot of people didn’t know about this show, in tell long after it was off. good job fox for being stupid again and in to much of a hurry to see the money.

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Saul September 16, 2011 at 1:17 pm

Really?! You people actually liked this piece of **** show! This was HORRIBLE and I for one am so glad that it is no longer on the air. This show wanted me to to stick a smoking hot poker into both my eyeballs. Good riddens!!

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Scott August 3, 2011 at 12:58 am

I watched all thirteen episodes, Funny! Comical ! Great comidic timing. Replaced it with American Dad? Really?….Hate to Beg But…..PLEASE BRING “SONS OF TUSCON” BACK ! and put it in an earleir time slot ! Thanks…

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kidd June 13, 2011 at 2:30 pm

i love the show and wish it was back i know everyone will help keep ratings high i think fox is a good network but can be a complete ass by knocking of shows that dont need to be knocked off

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Elaine June 10, 2011 at 1:35 pm

I just LOVED this show! There are so many other television shows out there that are just awful it’s just a shame when something comes along with real comedic value and no one gets it. Tyler Labine was perfect, and the kids were naturals. Said to see it go.

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kidd June 13, 2011 at 2:31 pm

your so right

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Gwen June 3, 2011 at 9:53 pm

Very disappointed to see it go. We didn’t get a chance to watch when it was on air. However, we just watched all 13 episodes on Netflix and are fans. My sixteen year old daughter is very upset. It is the first show we’ve watched together that we both think is hilarious in a long time. That isn’t an easy thing to acheive with a teenager these days.

Bummed!

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Sky March 16, 2011 at 7:48 pm

I LOVED SONS OF TUCSON and so did my whole family of 8 Its funny sweet and with cute boys (im 15 so the 2 oldest r cute to me XD also the littleist was such a cutie pie) Im so sad its canceled and so will evry 1 else bw when i tell them :(

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Anonymous February 17, 2011 at 2:37 pm

Network television simply isn’t worth watching. They’re wasting their viewers times by starting a show and then canceling it. They do this all the time in their hunt for money. Yes the show was good. Lucky for me I never watched Fox but they do suck even if you’re getting the shows elsewhere.

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