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Fox halts production of Octavia Spencer drama 'Red Band Society'

From left, Nolan Sotillo and Charlie Rowe in

From left, Nolan Sotillo and Charlie Rowe in "Red Band Society." Credit: Fox / Annette Brown

The Fox network has halted production on the medical drama "Red Band Society," which will air its fall finale Wednesday, leaving three episodes of its 13-episode order yet to air, Entertainment Weekly reports. The magazine said the new drama series, about teens in a pediatric hospital ward, was not formally canceled. Deadline.com in October had reported that an optimistic Fox had ordered four additional scripts, even though the well-reviewed show, starring Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer, had soft ratings.

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