‘Minority Report’ Order Cut From 13 Episodes to 10 by Fox

Steven Spielberg-produced sci-fi drama has struggled in ratings

Last Updated: November 4, 2015 @ 5:59 AM

Fox has cut its order for freshman drama “Minority Report” from 13 to 10 episodes.

The Steven Spielberg-produced drama has struggled in Nielsen ratings, drawing a 0.7 live-plus-same day rating in the 18-49 demo for its most recent episode.

Fox is planning to keep the series in its current time period Mondays at 9 p.m. ET for the time being. The network had planned for the show to break at midseason, with episode 10 serving as the midseason finale.

“Minority Report” struggled coming out of the gate, premiering Sept. 21 to a 1.1 rating in the demo. Episode 2 fell to a 0.9.

The episode cut makes the show effectively the first freshman series of the fall season to be canceled. It comes just hours after CBS announced that another Amblin-produced show, “Extant,” had been canceled, and that the network had ordered a new series from Amblin, “American Gothic,” for summer 2016.

“Minority Report” has faced formidable but not overwhelming competition in its 9 p.m. Monday time period, going up against CBS’ “Scorpion” and the second hours of NBC’s “The Voice” and ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars,” as well as “Monday Night Football” on ESPN.

The series, a spinoff of the 2002 film starring Tom Cruise, is produced by Steven Spielberg‘s Amblin Television and 20th Century Fox Television. It stars Stark Sands, Meagan Good, Wilmer Valderrama and Nick Zano in a story that takes plays 10 years after the events of the original film, which was based on a Philip K. Dick novel.

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