Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 23, 2019
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
FOX TV Network
Genre

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Prodigal Son

Malcolm Bright has a gift that gives him the ability to know how killers think, how their minds work. Why? Back in the ‘90s, his father was one of the worst, a notorious serial killer called “The Surgeon.” That’s why Bright. the best criminal psychologist around: murder is the family business. Bright uses his twisted genius to help the NYPD solve crimes, stop killers, all while dealing with a manipulative mother, annoyingly normal sister, a homicidal father and his own evolving neuroses.

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'Prodigal Son' Cancelled By Fox

It is being reported that Fox has cancelled Prodigal Son after two seasons. The sad news comes two weeks ahead of the crime drama's May 18 sophomore finale, which will now serve as its series ender.
The show stars Tom Payne as Malcolm Bright, a criminal psychologist with a special gift of knowing how the minds of killers work. This is because in the 1990s, his father, played by Michael Sheen, was a notorious serial killer known as "The Surgeon". Malcolm uses his ability to help the NYPD solve crimes and stop killers, all while dealing with his manipulative mother , played by Bellamy Young, and homicidal father, who is still looking to bond with his prodigal son.
The cancellation of Prodigal Son does not come as a complete surprise, as the show struggled to draw a sizeable audience even back in Season 1.

4 months ago - Comment [2]
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Fox Renews 'Prodigal Son'

Fox announced today that Prodigal Son has been picked up for a second season. The good news arrives less than a month after the drama's freshman run, which put in a solid showing ratings-wise despite drawing somewhat mixed reviews.
Tom Payne stars in the series as Malcolm Bright, a criminal psychologist with a special gift of knowing how the minds of killers work. This is because in the 1990s, his dad was a notorious serial killer known as "The Surgeon." He uses his ability to help the NYPD solve crimes and stop killers, all while dealing with his manipulative mother, played by Bellamy Young, and homicidal father, played by Michael Sheen, who is still looking to bond with his prodigal son.
Look for Season 2 of Prodigal Son during the 2020-2021 season.

1 year ago - Comment [3]
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'Prodigal Son' Picked Up For Full Season

Fox announced today that Prodigal Son has been topped up with nine additional episodes, making it the first new show of the fall to earn a full-season pickup. The good news comes just two episodes into the drama's freshman run, which is off to a solid start in the ratings.
Tom Payne stars in the series as Malcolm Bright, a criminal psychologist with a special gift of knowing how the minds of killers work. This is because in the 1990s, his dad was a notorious serial killer known as "The Surgeon." He uses his ability to help the NYPD solve crimes and stop killers, all while dealing with his manipulative mother, played by Bellamy Young, and homicidal father, played by Michael Sheen, who is still looking to bond with his prodigal son.

1 year ago - Comment [1]
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