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The casualties are starting to pile up in the merger between Disney and 21st Century Fox.

Fox, the broadcast network, has canceled "X-Men" spinoff series "The Gifted" after two seasons.

"The Gifted" starred Stephen Moyer and Amy Acker as the parents of mutant children on the run while being hunted by the government.

The show is produced by 20th Century Fox TV, which is now owned by Disney. Fox the network is part of New Fox.

When the two were corporate siblings, there was an added financial incentive to keep "The Gifted" on air, despite the drama's mediocre ratings. Now, that incentive no longer exists. And these days, networks are much more likely to cut loose underperforming shows not under their corporate umbrella.

"The Gifted's" future was also in doubt since Marvel has been consolidating its television properties on Disney-owned platforms. Netflix canceled all of its Marvel shows, including "Daredevil" and "Jessica Jones."

The remaining Marvel series are all on Disney-owned networks and platforms — "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." (ABC), "Legion" (FX) "Cloak and Dagger," (Freeform) and "The Runways" (Hulu).

There is an outside possibility that "The Gifted" could find a new home on a Disney-owned network, Hulu, or Disney+, the forthcoming streaming service.