Lone Star was canceled by Fox, making it the first cancellation of the new season. That Lone Star was canceled by Fox won’t come as a surprise to many people, and even more television viewers won’t even know that it was on the air at this point. After two episodes that failed to draw in much of an audience, Fox decided to pull the plug early, and will be replacing it in the fall schedule already. That is a quick resignation to throwing in the towel, especially since Fox was still heavily advertising for the show on Monday. The realization must have been that the show wasn’t going to be able to recover from its terrible ratings, and that it was time to go in a different direction to try and salvage the time slot.
According to Entertainment Weekly, last night’s episode only brought in 3.2 million viewers, which was even worse than the series premiere last week, and Fox decided to call it quits on the show. Lone Star had been following House in the Monday night lineups, and House is one of the most watched shows on the network. Failing with a lead in like this one does not speak well for the show, and they have already ceased production mid-episode. EW reported that they were working on an episode still, and that four other episodes are still unaired. Those will probably be placed in the holiday season on a Saturday night or something, but for now we have seen the end of Lone Star.
Airing in its place starting next week will be Lie to Me, which Fox is moving up in the schedule. This will be the third season premiere of Lie to Me when it gets started.