Fox cancels Drive
TV Guide is reporting that Fox has canceled Drive, the new action series starring Nathan Fillion and created by Tim Minear. Even though it's not confirmed, it's pretty obvious that this is due to dismal ratings. Drive had the old Prison Break slot, but was only getting a fraction of Prison Break's ratings. There are still two episodes left... hopefully Fox will put them up on the MySpace webpage where all the other episodes can be seen. In the meantime, repeats of House will run in that 8 pm time slot.
Sadly, this does not come as a surprise.
Brett and I were sharing reviewing duties of the shows and many of you commenters were really pulling for it to stay on the air but had little faith that it would survive. While I wasn't in love with the series, I wanted to give it some time. Hopefully someone will give an interview at some point and tell us what was going to happen!
All this makes me wonder why Fox hangs on to Tim Minear. A lot of us out there in TV Fandom know he does good stuff, but Fox continues to give him series and then quickly cancel them. I just don't understand that relationship. Minear's IMDB bio says he signed a seven-figure development deal with Fox in 2001, so I guess he's getting something out of it.