Lucifer Canceled After Three Seasons!

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The devil is out. 

Fox has officially canceled Lucifer after three seasons. 

The comedy-drama series was a huge hit when it first debuted back in 2016, but the ratings have been steadily declining for some time now. 

Quintessential Deckerstar Right Here - Lucifer Season 3 Episode 23

Lucifer Season 3 is currently averaging 3.3 million viewers and a 0.8 rating in adults 18-49. Those figures are off over 20 percent year-to-year. 

The show has been on the bubble all season long, and that's down to the ratings and the fact that Fox does not own the show. 

In the past, shows with slightly lower than average ratings tend to continue on if they are owned by the network they air on.

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Also going against Lucifer: The potential Disney takeover, and, of course, the fact that Fox will be airing Thursday Night Football during the 2018-2019 TV season. 

The series still has a few episodes to air, but it's doubtful the producers went into them with the mindset that they were going to be the final ones on Fox. 

It's unclear at this stage whether Warner Bros. will shop the series to other outlets. 

"It has been the most amazing experience over the past three years playing Lucifer and falling in love with you, the fans," said Lucifer star Tom Ellis in an emotional tweet.

"It fills me with great sadness to confirm the rumours that some of you have been asking. Fox has indeed canceled #lucifer I’m so sorry guys. #gutted"

Things Get Messy - Lucifer

*Editor's Note: As you know, we've been calling this cancelation at TV Fanatic for a while but with a very heavy heart. Lucifer has one of the most talented casts on television. That's not blowing smoke, that's a fact. 

The biggest mistake that was made going into Season 3 was the extra episodes from Lucifer Season 2 that popped up throughout pulling viewers out of the Season 3 narrative. It made for an increasingly frustrating viewing experience in which the larger Lucifer experience was overshadowed.

But when you look back at the more stellar moments of Lucifer Season 3, including the arc in which Linda lost her ex-husband and we learned what it was like for a human to know about celestial beings on earth and the recent loss of Charlotte after dealing with the realization that Hell is real, the lost potential for what could be is tragic.

The ball was dropped on what could have been a long-lasting and emotionally challenging show. And it's a shame. -- Carissa

Lucifer joins Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Mick and The Last Man Earth as the only cancellation decision Fox has made this season. 

Many more decisions are expected to come to the forefront over the next few days. 

Remember you can watch Lucifer online right here via TV Fanatic. 

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Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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Lucifer Quotes

Dan: Uh, he's a dude and he's straight.
Lucifer: That's never stopped me before, Daniel. I'm so good at flipping men, they call me "The Skillet."

So let me see if I understand you correctly. I help you, I help restore God's will.