Upfronts 2015: The Hart Hanson series will not return to the network
Fox has canceled Rainn Wilson comedy, “Backstrom.”
The Hart Hanson comedy-drama premiered in January but was pulled by the network on Friday.
Centering around an “overweight, offensive, irascible” Portland Police Bureau detective lieutenant (played by Wilson) surrounded by a team of eccentric criminologists, the series consistently struggled in the ratings.
Hanson’s other Fox series, “Bones,” was renewed for Season 11, and he will retain executive producer status.
The show follows Bacon as Ryan Hardy, an investigator hot on the heels of serial killers. The first two seasons had Hardy chasing James Purefoy’s Joe Carroll, while Season 3 saw the introduction of Michael Ealy as the new big bad.