The Passage Canceled at Fox After One Season

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The Passage is over at FOX. 

The vampire drama has been axed after one moderately rated season. 

Confronting the Past - The Passage Season 1 Episode 7

It focused on a secret government medical facility that was experimenting with a dangerous virus that could either cure all disease or cause the downfall of the human race.

10‐year‐old Amy Bellafonte was chosen to be a test subject for the experiment, but she had someone looking out for her in Agent Brad Wolgast, the federal agent who became her surrogate father as he tries to protect her.

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Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Saniyya Sidney, Jamie McShane, Caroline Chikezie, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Brianne Howey, McKinley Belcher III, Henry Ian Cusick, and Vincent Piazza were all part of the cast. 

Reunion Time - The Passage Season 1 Episode 7

The Passage Season 1 averaged 3.7 million total viewers and a 0.9 rating among adults 18-49 in live + same day metrics. 

It was a strong performer in delayed viewing. The show ranked ninth out of FOX's sixteen scripted series, so it spent most of the time it was on the air on the bubble. 

Additionally, FOX recently became an independent broadcaster, meaning that the network had to negotiate new deals to bring shows back. 

Clark Looks for Brad - The Passage Season 1 Episode 7

On top of that, the network is giving up Thursdays in the fall to wrestling, making it more competitive for shows to snag a renewal. 

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The Passage joins The Cool Kids, Rel, and The Gifted on the cancellation heap. 

9-1-1, Empire, The Simpsons, Last Man Standing, Bob's Burgers, Family Guy, and The Resident have all been renewed.

She's Got the Look - The Passage Season 1 Episode 5

The jury is still out on Proven Innocent, Lethal Weapon, Star, and The Orville. Star has a chance based on its compatibility with Empire, while Lethal Weapon and Proven Innocent are not expected to continue.

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Remember you can watch The Passage online right here via TV Fanatic. 

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The Passage Quotes

Anthony: Sensitivity to sunlight is a side effect?
Jonas: Can be, but if all goes well, you'll be impervious to disease.

Anthony: So, this is it? Just one dose?
Jonas: One dose.
Anthony: And what's the chip in my neck for?
Jonas: Monitors your vital signs. Tells us your location.