It was only speculation a few days ago as Fox began doling out orders for new shows, but now, our worst fears are coming to fruition.
Prodigal Son has been canceled a week before its second season finale, now the series finale.
Fans of the show know what a mistake this is, but outlets report that the ratings didn't justify a third season.
So, while I'd like to place all of the blame at Fox's feet, ratings do still matter, and waiting for an entire season to air before watching great television doesn't do anybody any favors -- least of all, the shows themselves.
Tom Payne's Malcolm Bright has been just that -- a bright spot on what can feel like a very blase broadcast special these days.
The son of the notorious serial killer known as The Surgeon aka Dr. Martin