‘Backstrom’ Cancelled By Fox

The House-esque Rainn Wilson crime procedural Backstrom has been axed by Fox. Created by Bones creator/executive producer Hart Hanson based on the Swedish book series by Leif G.W. Persson, Backstrom centered on Everett Backstrom (Wilson), an overweight, offensive, irascible detective engaged in a constant struggle with his self-destructive tendencies. Hanson tweeted the bad news earlier.

The series did OK in its series debut, opening with a 2.0 rating in adults 18-49 and 8 million viewers, but declined after that. Backstrom‘s season finale, which became its series finale, aired on April 30. It joins The Following in Fox series cancellations.

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