Lucifer canceled at Fox

The devil has left the building. According to Entertainment Weekly, Fox has officially canceled their DC Comics drama Lucifer after three seasons.

The show starred Tom Ellis as the title character, who retires from Hell and moves to Los Angeles, where he works double duty as a nightclub owner and a consultant for the Los Angeles Police Department. The show also featured Lauren German, Tricia Helfer, D.B. Woodside, Rachael Harris, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Kevin Alejandro, Aimee Garcia, and Scarlett Estevez. The show averaged 4.1 million viewers and a 1.1 rating in the key 18 to 49 demo.

Ellis thanked the show's fans on his Twitter page shortly after the cancellation was announced. "It has been the most amazing experience over the past [three] years playing Lucifer and falling in love with you, the fans," he wrote. "It fills me with great sadness to confirm the rumours that some of you have been asking. Fox has indeed cancelled [Lucifer] I'm so sorry guys."

Joe Henderson was the showrunner for Lucifer, which was produced by Warner Bros. Television in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Television. The series was based on the DC Entertainment Vertigo series created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, and Mike Dringenberg, with Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, Ildy Modrovich, Sheri Elwood, KristieAnne Reed, and Henderson executive producing.

Fox has axed quite a few fan favorites this year, notably the comedies Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Last Man on Earth, and The Mick, all of which could potentially be revived elsewhere. (The move appears to reflect a shift to multicam, with the network reviving Tim Allen's canceled ABC sitcom Last Man Standing.) The network's renewals include Empire, Star, The Simpsons, The Orville, The Gifted, 911, and The Resident. Still awaiting word on cancelation or renewal are Bob's Burgers, The Exorcist, Family Guy, Gotham, Lethal Weapon, Ghosted, and L.A. to Vegas.