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CANCELLED: FOX Cancels BACKSTROM with Rainn Wilson After One Season


Backstrom had one of the toughest time slots in American network television — Thursdays at 9 p.m. The FOX 13-episode mid-season series premiered to a healthy 8 million viewers on January 22nd but declined steadily after that as The Blacklist and Scandal duked it out for time slot supremacy on TGIT (Thank God It’s Thursday).  The crime-dy’s season finale on April 30th is now its series finale.

What is Backstrom about?: Brilliant but boorish Portland detective Everett Backstrom (Rainn Wilson) returns to work five years after being kicked out for offensive behaviour. It’s up to members of his newly-formed Serious Crimes Unit like Detective Sgt. John Almond (Dennis Haysbert), Detective Nicole Gravely (Genevieve Angelson), Sgt Peter Niedermayer (Kristoffer Polaha) and ex-MMA fighter Officer Frank “the Muscle” Moto (Page Kennedy) to handle his oafishness and make sure his unorthodox methods hold up in court.  Gregory Valentine (Thomas Dekker) is his roommate — and a relation it turns out.


Backstrom filmed all over metro Vancouver.




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Catch up with Backstrom on a streaming service later this year.

1 thought on “CANCELLED: FOX Cancels BACKSTROM with Rainn Wilson After One Season”

  1. I call for a boycott of Fox. time and time again, they start a great series in a terrible timeslot, making the programs destined to fail after they get you interested and involved. I am tired of being jerked around by some twit in programming that can’t get it right. Backstrom was great, i loved the characters, i loved the surly attitude of it’s main character. Now I am stuck with banal ‘reality’ shows and other such tripe.

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