After struggling in the ratings since its debut, it appears Fox is ready to cut ties with its freshman sci-fi drama Minority Report. According to Variety, the show’s thirteen episode season has now been cut to just ten.
Fox is reportedly adamant about keeping the show on Monday nights at nine and plan to air the the tenth episode as the show’s finale unless there is an uptick in the next seven episode’s ratings.
Well that was fast. Just four episodes into its freshman season and Minority Report is already trying to get its sexy on.
The Fox sci-fi drama plans to turn up the heat when it airs its Fredi episode, which has Dash going undercover to catch a woman suspected of having a deadly vendetta against her sister’s killer.
While I have been enjoying Minority Report immensely. It seems few others can say the same.
The Fox sci-fi drama debuted last week to 3.1 million viewers and a 1.1 demo rating. This week it slips, securing just over 2.7 million viewers and a 0.9 in the advertiser coveted demographic of 18-49 year olds.
The show’s DVR ratings however have been solid, which Fox may take into consideration when deciding whether to renew the show for a second season, or allowing it to finish out its 13-episode freshman season.
Minority Report Ratings for it’s Pilot Episode Were Soft
Fox’s new sci-fi drama Minority Report got off to a pretty shaky start last night. According to TV by the Numbers, the show’s pilot episode drew a disappointing 3.1 million viewers, and an even more disappointing 1.1 demo within the advertiser coveted 18-49 age group.
It should be noted that the show’s pilot episode leaked almost a month ago. I can’t say whether that had an adverse affect on the show’s premiere episode, but it definitely could have.
After having just watched the pilot episode of Minority Report, Fox’s new sci-fi drama staring Meagan Good, I think I can safely say the actress has finally found her sweet spot.
Meagan is no stranger to leading lady status, having helmed NBC’s Deception back in 2013. However, if you watched that show, then you know that while Meagan was billed as the star, she was often cast aside in the storyline, which led to disgruntled fans, low ratings and eventual cancelation.
Fox Releases New Minority Report Cast Photos
At today’s (2015) Summer TCA Tour, Fox unveiled all new Minority Report cast photos, as well as a new promo poster for the show.
Having undergone extensive reshoots caused by the addition of a prominent new cast member, the network obviously felt the show needed a new look, and update the main poster to include Nick Zano, who has taken on the role of Author, and Wilmer Valderrama, who plays Detective Will Blake.
Meagan Good Tries Her Hand at Comedy
With two fall shows to promote this TV season, actress Meagan Good has been quite the busy little bee. Along with her starring role on the Fox sci-fi drama Minority Report, Meagan will also have a recurring role on the NBC comedy Mr. Robinson.
Comedian Craig Robinson keeps his name for the show and plays the lead singer of a struggling band (Nasty Delicious) who takes a job as a music teacher to make ends meet. Robinson quickly becomes infatuated with beautiful English teacher Victoria Wavers (Meagan) and from there sparks begin to fly.