FX’s boxing drama Lights Out is not getting a second round. Yes, FX has knocked out the show. Lights Out has lost its fight for a pickup. How many other bad puns are possible to make here?
The network is canceling the grim, but critically well-regarded drama after one season. The show debuted modestly back in January with 1.5 million viewers. The final two episodes will air in the show’s usual Tuesday slot.
On the plus side, FX has its new comedy Wilfred coming up in June. The pilot is terrific, with the question being whether its unique concept (man played by Elijah Wood sees neighbor’s pet as a talking man in a dog costume) can bring in a large enough audience and sustain its unique comic pitch week-to-week.