‘The Mob Doctor’ (finally) canceled by Fox, receives Saturday burn-off

FoxIt’s hard to say what Fox was thinking here save for that maybe they wanted to save a little bit of face, but the decision has finally been made about struggling freshman series “The Mob Doctor.” Of course, the end result is not a good one.

Basically, the Jordana Spiro drama series will be allowed to finish its 13-episode order on the network, and we are sure that it will also be able to wrap up its story with some sort of fitting (though slightly rushed) conclusion similar to what we saw from “Pan Am” last year or what we are going to be seeing from “Last Resort” this year. This is at least a nice by Fox to the show’s fans, this way they do not feel as though they have been watching for no reason at all.

However, there is still some bad news to go along with this announcement: you are not going to get many opportunities to watch this show in a normal timeslot. Beginning on December 29 (a Saturday), the show will air both on Saturdays and Mondays until its run is complete. This is pretty much the age-old burn-off so that you are not wasting much prime real estate on a show that has very little of a future on the air. One of these air dates, after all, is on New Year’s Eve … otherwise known as a time when no one will be watching anything other than marathons and a ball dropping in Times Square.

This has turned out to be a rather rough day for TV. “Emily Owens M.D.” was also axed by The CW, and MTV also pulled the plug on their adaptation of the hit British show “The Inbetweeners.”

For those of you looking for good news, Fox is getting set to roll out the ambitious Kevin Bacon series “The Following” next year in the timeslot after “Bones.” Ultimately, we have a much more optimistic feeling about it.

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