Word is out this afternoon that Fox has cancelled The Exorcistafter two seasons. The sad news comes five months after the drama's sophomore run, which concluded in December. The series was never a standout performer but did find a consistent audience on Friday nights.
Based on the 1971 novel of the same name, The Exorcistfollows two very different priests - Father Tomas Ortega, who is the new face of the Catholic Church, and Father Marcus Brennan, a modern-day Templar Knight raised by the Vatican since childhood. Caught in the middle is the Rance family, who are members of Father Tomas' parish. With a demonic presence in their house appearing to grow stronger each day, they appeal to Father Tomas for help, which sets the naïve priest on a collision course with Father Marcus.