Rainn Wilson had a long run on NBC’s The Office but his own TV series Backstrom has been cut short. FOX has cancelled the series after one season of 13 episodes.
On Backstrom, an offensive, irascible yet brilliant detective (Wilson) is brought back from exile to run Portland Police Bureau’s Special Crimes Unit. The rest of the cast includes Genevieve Angelson, Dennis Haysbert, Kristoffer Polaha, Page Kennedy, Beatrice Rosen, and Thomas Dekker.
The show debuted in late January to a decent 1.95 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 7.98 million viewers. Unfortunately, the numbers took a big dive in episode two with the ratings falling more that 30%. They fell almost as much again in week three. After a brief rebound, the numbers kept sinking lower and lower.
The 13th and (now) final episode drew a 0.7 in the demo with 2.8 million viewers. The ratings were just too low to justify a second season.
What do you think? Did you like the Backstrom TV show on FOX? Why do you think it didn’t catch on? Do you think it should have been cancelled or renewed for a second season?
the best show we seen
I loved the show!The character was funny, impolite and unpredictable! Bring it back please!
Just been watching Backstrom on Netflix. It’s brilliant. Best of its kind in a long time. Very disappointed to find there is no season two. Can someone please get it going again. It would be a triumph for great TV.
È SENSACIONAL. ACHEI UMA DECISÃO PRECITADA DA FOX TER CANCELADO. DEVIA TER LIBERADO PELO MENOS A 2 TEMPORADA PRA VER NO QUE DARIA.
I loved this show! I found the characters and the dialog to be fun, light hearted and super funny. The casting in my opinion was also excellent. I don’t understand why the show did not resonate with more viewers other than possibly the humor being lost on many? It remains my hope that another producer like Amazon or Netflix would purchase the rights and reproduce this show with all of the original characters!
Just another great show not given a chance!
Love this show, quirky and original. Please bring it back!
I love Backstrom! Can’t belive its been cancelled!
they don`t do season 2 for many shows, but they do for the garbage shows!
I love Backstrom, They should try for another season. The story line was just starting to interesting.
I’m pissed this got cancelled!!! This was a great show!!!!
My husband and Ioved this show I wish they would keep it and go for season 2!!!
I loved this show and Rainns character, it needs to come back!