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.
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.
Actress Meagan Good Promotes “Minority Report” at 2015 San Diego Comic Con
Actress Meagan Good and her fellow cast members (Stark Sands and Wilmer Valderrama) from Fox’s upcoming sic-fi drama Minority Report were on hand yesterday at San Diego Comic Con to promote their new show.
Fans in attendance were treated to a twenty minute preview of the pilot, which recently had to undergo reshoots to accommodate the twin characters of Dash and Author being played by two separate actors, rather than one.
Devon Franklin Says His Wife is Free to Dress as She Pleases… Duh
Meagan Good and hubby DeVon Franklin were participants in the Diversity in Media, Television and Film Panel, which took place over the weekend at the Essence Music Festival. During a Q&A session with fans and the media, the couple once again found themselves fielding questions about Meagan’s sometimes provocative attire.
Franklin, who is a Sony exec and Seventh Day Adventist minister, quickly came to his wife’s defense, telling the crowd his wife is her own person and is free to do and dress as she pleases. “I don’t own her and she does not own me. We are together and I respect whatever she chooses to put on,” Franklin explained. “When I married her, I knew she was her own person. I said, ‘I accept you for who you are and whatever you choose to wear, that is your right.’”
Fox has just unveiled the official poster for their upcoming sci-fi drama Minority Report, and unlike the trailer that was previewed at last month’s UpFronts, features actress Meagan Good front and center.
For those of you who need a quick refresher, Meagan and actor Stark Sands are co-leads, though Fox’s first trailer for the show did not make that very apparent. The day after the first trailer was released, a second was unveiled, which then showed a bit more of Meagan’s character.