FOX has decided against ordering more episodes of police procedural APB, cancelling the drama after one 12-episode season. The series debuted earlier this year following Super Bowl drama 24: Legacy, but where that show disappointed in the ratings, APB wasn’t able to sustain its fairly decent premiere rating and soon found itself on the outside of the FOX bubble looking in.
Created by David Slack (MacGyver) and showran by Matt Nix (Burn Notice), APB told the story of maverick billionaire Gideon Reeves (Justin Kirk), a man who is given control over a Chicago police district and revamps it with considerable technological upgrades, including an app that allows citizens to immediately report a crime to police. But Gideon’s true motivation in heading up the 13th District is investigating the recent death of a close friend, as his desire for justice soon begins to consume him.
In addition to Kirk, APB starred Natalie Martinez (Kingdom), Caitlin Stasey (Reign), Taylor Handley (Vegas), Daniel MacPherson (Neighbours), and Ernie Hudson (Oz). The series was one of two new projects this season to focus on a billionaire trying to revamp an entire industry, with the other being CBS medical drama Pure Genius.
The series finale of APB aired Monday, April 24th on FOX. The network will be revealing its fall 2017 schedule on Monday, May 15th.