Fox's show cancellation spree continues as 'Lucifer' and 'The Exorcist' get axed

Brooklyn Nine Nine isn't the only Fox show to meet an abrupt demise. DC Comic's series 'Lucifer' and 'The Exorcist' gets culled as well

                            Fox's show cancellation spree continues as 'Lucifer' and 'The Exorcist' get axed
Tom Ellis play lead in 'Lucifer' (Getty Images)

Fox is mercilessly cutting down its primetime lineup one after another. Following the cancellation of Brooklyn Nine-Nine are two DC Comics series 'Lucifer' and feature film spin-off 'The Exorcist'.

The network has already given a death sentence to its comedy slate including Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Mick and Last Man on Earth. On May 11, the dramas took the hit as 'Lucifer' and 'The Exorcist' were officially axed by Fox as part of a raging wave of cancellations and renewals.

Fox's 'The Exorcist' (IMDb)


The writer of Lucifer, Joe Henderson, took to Twitter and angrily warned fans that the series will not be ending on a satisfying note.

"We created a season finale with a huge cliffhanger so that there was no way Fox could cancel us," he tweeted. "Instead, we're going to frustrate the hell out of you fans. I'm so sorry for that. #Lucifer"

Tom Ellis, who plays Lucifer wrote a heartfelt message to fans; "It has been the most amazing experience over the past 3 years playing Lucifer and falling in love with you, the fans," he tweeted.

Lucifer (IMDb)

"It fills me with great sadness to confirm the rumours that some of you have been asking. Fox has indeed cancelled #lucifer I'm so sorry guys. #gutted."

On the other hand, the creator of 'The Exorcist,' writer Jeremy Slater, was unapologetically direct to fans when he tweeted; "Sorry guys."

Fox may have cancelled lot of shows but both Empire and its companion series Star were renewed earlier in the week, in addition to Tim Allen's sitcom Last Man Standing.