Fox cancels ‘Mob Doctor,' buries remaining episodes; ‘Touch’ premiere moved again

By Daniel S Levine,

Fox has finally decided to end its struggling freshman drama The Mob Doctor, but has decided that it will air the rest of its 13 episodes. You’ll just have to do some searching to find them. The network also announced that the start for Kiefer Sutherland’s Touch has been pushed back.

The Jordana Spiro-starring series will air on Monday, Dec. 3 as regularly scheduled, notes Zap2It, but the remaining four episodes will air on Saturdays and Mondays.

The first will air on Saturday, Dec. 29, then the second will air on Monday, Dec. 31, which is New Year’s Eve, a night that few people are watching TV on. The following episodes will air on Saturday, Jan. 5 and Monday, Jan. 7. That means that the last episode will have to compete with ESPN’s BCS National Championship.

Between the Dec. 3 and Dec. 29 episodes, Fox will be airing the American Country Awards on Dec. 10 and holiday programs on Dec. 17, notes The Hollywood Reporter.

The Mob Doctor premiered to a disappointing 1.5 18-49 rating in September. Its last new episode drew a 1.2 rating. It has averaged 4.45 million viewers.

As for Touch, the sophomore drama will have a two-hour premiere on Feb. 8, a week later than previously announced. This is actually the third date change for the show. It was originally planned to premiere in October before moving to January, then Feb. 1 before today’s announcement.

image: Fox

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