A few days ago, I wrote a roundup article regarding Alcatraz season 2 -- it's overall rating for the first season as well as some critical reviews. At that time, the prison drama did not manifest a sustainable figure for the series to continue. Therefore, it was perceived to be "likely to be cancelled" in a bubble watch article from Zap2it last February 2012.
On a recent announcement made my Fox, the network officially cancelled the show produced by Star Trek's J.J. Abrams. Furthermore, according to an article from NZ Herald, "No official reason was given by American network Fox for the decision. Reviews for the show were good, but ratings dived over its first season."
Sam Neil who plays Emerson Hauser also expressed poignancy for Alcatraz. On Twitter, he tells his followers that "Yes Alcatraz is cancelled. Very sad today. We'd only just begun."
On a related news, however, Fox has also decided to pull the plug on the spin-off series of Bones, The Finder. Kiefer Sutherland's Touch on the other hand, has been given a chance for season 2.
Sorry fans, looks like Alcatraz is now officially thrown in death row. Guess we'll never know what lies behind those imprisoned mystery.