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FX turns out the lights on 'Lights Out'

Holt FX has given up the fight on its boxing drama, "Lights Out."

The critically praised but little-seen series will not return for a second season

The series, which starred Holt McCallany as a former heavyweight champion attempting a comeback after five years out of the ring, earned some positive reviews but could never catch on with a large audience.

FX President John Landgraf said in January that the series presented a challenge but that he was hopeful it would catch on despite a low-rated premiere. "Maybe we should have made a show about a zombie or a sexy vampire who is trying to regain the heavyweight championship of the world," he quipped.

The final two episodes will air March 29 and April 5 at 10 p.m.

— Greg Braxton


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Photo: Holt McCallany, left, and Stacy Keach in "Lights Out." Credit: Frank Ockenfels III/FX




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I am going to stop watching critically acclaimed series. I get involved in something and then it's cancelled, what's the use. At least Southland was picked up for another season.

I agree with the other comment. I have gotten into this show since the beginning and it has been developing it's plot over the past few weeks. Why not give it a chance? The acting has been superlative and the story line engrossing. I may not always watch it on the night it airs, but I never miss it and watch it ON DEMAND. I hope the powers that be change their minds!!! Because Southland is on at the same time and other shows, I like to be able to catch up. The same with Justified and many other shows that are on. Give it a chance.

I was a huge "The Shield" fan and after watching Lights Out I thought FX finally had a series that equaled the Shield for story and acting. Such a shame because the show is really great. It had a lot of potential and the story and acting were excellent. I was looking forward to a couple seasons and am shocked that it won't be renewed. If FX wants to be taken seriously and create shows like HBO then they can't cancel a series after a couple episodes don't get the rating they want. Such a shame.

Noooooooooo...please dont take Lights Leary away...love him & this show!!!


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