Sons of Tucson: FOX TV Show Not Cancelled, But…

Sons of TucsonLast week, FOX made the decision to pull their new Sunday night sitcom, Sons of Tucson, after just four airings. Several sites have reported that the show has been cancelled but in truth, it’s on hiatus.

Sons of Tucson follows a sporting goods store clerk (Tyler Labine) who lives in his car. 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. In case of future emergencies, he moves into their tool shed. The series also features Sarayu Rao, Edwin Habacon, and Natalie Martinez.

When it debuted last month, the ratings for Sons of Tucson weren’t good and pretty much got worse every week. That’s not a surprise to those behind the show since they believe it was airing in the wrong timeslot.

A spokesman for the show said, “FOX bought Sons of Tucson in the hope of resurrecting the genre for the network and hoped to eventually build out a live action comedy block night. They looked to Justin Berfield and the [Malcolm in the Middle] creative team to do just this.”

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“They bought the show to put on at 8:30pm and despite initial audience testing results reporting against it, the network top brass decided to put Sons of Tucson on much later at 9:30pm, which draws a much different, less family audience. How does a family show do during a non-family hour? Well… not good.”

With such disappointing ratings, it’s no surprise that the network has pulled it from the schedule. Labine has signed on to another sitcom for CBS but Sons of Tucson is in first position. If FOX decides to renew it, he’ll be obligated to return to Tucson.

The series is scheduled to return on June 6th at 7:30pm. Unfortunately, that’s not a great timeslot either but it’s at least a little more appropriate for the show. If the series is to be renewed, it has an uphill battle — especially since most outlets are reporting that it’s already been cancelled and it won’t return from hiatus until after FOX has already announced its 2010-11 schedule.

Berfield isn’t ready to give up the series and insists that the series just needs time to grow and even offered to donate half his producer fee to charity if the show is renewed for season two.

Though the show hasn’t been officially cancelled, it looks like Sons of Tucson is going to need some serious charity (and ratings) to get renewed.

What do you think? Do you think the show has a realistic chance at being renewed for season two?

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  1. Kelly says

    My husband found this show on Netflix and we watched every episode. It’s hilarious. If Fox doesn’t keep it, I hope some other network will. It’s a clever storyline and all the actors are great. I think it’s the best child acting I’ve ever seen.

  2. moriah says

    please bring it back! i feel like there are barely any good shows on anymore, everything is all reality tv crap. this show was amazing and i think it would do great if it had a better time slot and it was advertised so ppl would know about it. very creative story line, hilarious, and fun to watch with the family.

  3. Frankendaddy says

    Caught show on netflix, think its great! Hope they make a season two cause if they dont im never watching or even thinking about watching this channel again.

  4. Shannon says

    I love this show, If it was at a normal time and people watched it then it would become a big hit! Please bring it back :( <3333

  5. fox showcase guru says

    this is a great show fox has had some bad shows if this show was on around 6/7 pm, I can grantee a positive review and ratting out come. all the show really needs is some care and comfort and perhaps a more compelling plot. by that i mean we can see what the down fall for the characters is but they don’t assert that enough in the show enough. people want to like this show, really look into it and you can easily have the foundations for the next Malcolm in the middle.

  6. luke says

    Just got done watching on netflix. Everyone in our family loved it, i hope they bring it back in a better time slot.

  7. felicia says

    i watched sons of tucson on netflix and was very sad to see that there was only one season. i really hope that fox picks it back up. it was hilarious!

  8. Eric says

    They should Bring this show back it rocks and me and my family loved the show we were all sorry to see it off the air

    • Anonymous says

      You are dead right mate I live in Ireland and I think the times are good I do hope they bring it back I was so up set to c it of air

  9. Jim says

    Hysterical show, should definitely be brought back. Acting all around from everyone is great. FOX needs to get their act together and bring this show back in the proper time slot.

  10. Hunter says

    this is typical Fox… they cancel, remove, hiatus, postpone every single good show.. Drive was the best show out there… Fox decided to air the episode on the 4th of July.. i dont even remember 4th of July.. they have 2 good shows in their entire lineup.. House, and Family Guy.. that is it.. if not for these 2 Fox wouldnt have squat.

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