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Fox Cancels The Following, Backstrom

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Shelli Weinstein

After three seasons, Fox has decided not to renew The Followingfor a fourth run, TVGuide.com has learned.

The network has also canceled Backstrom. Creator Hart Hanson tweeted the news on Friday:

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Starring Rainn Wilson, Backstrom was based on a series of Swedish novels about an eccentric, cranky detective who notices details that others don't.

The show averaged 4 million viewers over 13 episodes, and the finale, which aired on April 30, only drew 2.8 million.

The Following told the story of former FBI Agent Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) and his dealings with serial killer Joe Carroll (James Purefoy).

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Despite being a breakout hit during its first season, averaging 8 million viewers, The Following has suffered from a shifting creative direction, and most recently pulled barely 3 million viewers, becoming the lowest-rated non-CW program on Monday night.

The two-hour series finale of The Following will air Monday, May 18 at 8/7c on Fox.

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