No. of Season: 2
Prodigal Son is one of the canceled TV shows of 2021 from the crime procedural genre. Though Fox didn’t offer an explanation for the show’s cancellation, a network insider told TVLine that the decision to pull the plug on the series was “incredibly difficult” and that the show’s dwindling ratings was a driving factor. Season 2 of Prodigal Son averaged a 0.40 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 2.05 million viewers. Compared to season 1, that’s down by 46% in the demo and down by 39% in viewership.
Created by Chris Fedak & Sam Sklaver, Prodigal Son stars Tom Payne as Malcolm Bright, a gifted criminal psychologist who uses his twisted genius to help the NYPD solve crimes and stop killers, all while dealing with his own constantly evolving neuroses, a manipulative mother (Bellamy Young), and a serial killer father (Michael Sheen) still looking to bond with him.