THE GIFTED Canceled by FOX - Report

The Gifted
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Fox has passed on a new season of the X-Men-ish TV drama The Gifted, according to Deadline. The show's second season ended back in February with what Fox described then as the "season finale" (as opposed to a series finale), and was produced by 20th Century Fox TV - which was part of the recently completed Walt Disney Company acquisition.

While "there have been no real conversations," Deadline said it is possible Disney could continue The Gifted elsewhere - including one of its various terrestial channels or streaming services.

The Gifted's second season averaged 3.3 million viewers per episode.

Like Lucifer and Gotham, The Gifted was not owned by the Fox network itself and thus considered a more expendable show than in-house projects as then-Fox Television Group's CEO/Chairman Dana Walden said back in August 2018. Select Fox shows that are now owned by Disney are expected to be reneweed however, such as The Simpsons and Orville.

The Gifted's sister show, Legion, remains set to return in June 2019 for a third and final season on FX.

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