Gang Related TV Review

Fox has taken out “Gang Related,” confirming that creator Chris Morgan’s “Departed”-like action drama about a LAPD Gang Task Force member with personal connections to the neighborhood he covers will not be returning to its schedule.

The serialized drama premiered on May 22 with a multi-ethnic cast. While keeping solid ratings, it never became a strong performer, despite lead ins from established shows like “Hell’s Kitchen,” and tapered off at the end of its run.

Variety TV critic Brian Lowry wrote in his review that, “clearly deriving some of its narrative hooks from ‘The Godfather’ saga, ‘Gang Related’ is a dense serial about loyalty and betrayal, but without enough redeeming qualities to offset its high quotient of ugliness and mayhem.”

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