Fox Fall Schedule: Five Shows Canceled, Two Added

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Even before it presents its official 2011-2012 schedule next week, Fox has made it clear there won't be a lot of room on its upcoming calendar. The network committed months ago to new programs The X-Factor and Terra Nova.

Therefore, it didn't come as a major surprise last night when five shows were axed. With apologies to fans of the following, the canceled series are:

  • Human Target
  • Breaking In
  • Traffic Light
  • Lie to Me
  • The Chicago Code
  • Tim Roth Promo Pic
  • Jarek Wysocki Picture

Cal Lightman and Jarek Wysocki: Solid characters on unpopular shows.

Fox also picked up a pair of highly-anticipated dramas. They are:

  1. Alcatraz: Produced by J.J. Abrams, starring Jorge Garcia.
  2. The Finder: A Bones spin-off, featuring Geoff Stults as a former military policeman, aired as a back-door pilot last month.

Fox will announce its complete schedule on Monday, May 16.

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I think these reality shows that you keep putting on these networks are ridiculous and stupid to cancel all these program when they are just getting good and to show a program that is about dinosaurs that don't even exist is dumb why not take that off instead of something that is interesting and is something that actually happening in this day and age well I hope people are really interested in watching Simon and dinosaurs NOT Good Luck with that oh yeah if you producers are going to put a family show on a Sunday night maybe you put it on earlier in the night so school age children can stay up and watch it instead of late
ThankYou

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Cannot believe human target is no longer! It was the only show I watched because tv sucks! You are awful FOX!

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Cant beleive Fox. Human Target was great. Think they are going to lose some viewers. Me included.

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It's obvious, even though I'm late in commenting, how Fox has their brains in their ass. Canceling good shows for Bullshit T.V., and catering to those out there that are probably primarily hourly type employees not able to support the damn sponsors of the new Bull Shit T.V. makes no sense at all. It's like catering to the Jerry Springer fans, who have no interest in the sponsor's products because if their watching such crap, their not on the job. Too many quality shows have been canceled, and it shows that Fox is really not considering the quality of the acting, and writing, and objectives of the story lines. No, their looking for an audience that just can't handle quality, and sensible stories that bring good ideas to the screen. And to what end? Fox, you really suck!

Samantha16

Seriously i will never EVER watch Fox again! that was a stupid fcuking move on there part.... Lie To Me was the best show that they had and all the other were good to and they just decided to get rid of them?! The need to have their heads checked out because that is a big mistake!!! Don't even tell the fans that this is the final season, just get rid of it behind their backs..... D-Bags! Maybe take a second to think about what the fan want instead of yourselves!!!!

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I WILL NEVER WATCH FOX AGAIN. TAKING "HUMAN TARGET" OFF WAS A BIG MISTAKE. IT HAD THE BEST CAST AND STORY LINE OF AN SHOW INCLUDING "NCIS" ALL OF "CIS"& "24"(WHICH WOULD DRAG AFTER A WHILE) .IF YOU DO PUT IT BACK ON, COULD YOU PUT IT ON AT THE SAME TIME & DAY EVERY WEEK. THE ACTION OF THIS SHOW REMINDS ME OF THE TV SHOW "MISSION IMPOSSSIBLE" AND SOME OF "24". A LOT OF PEOPLE LIKE ACTION. (21-45 AGES) I'M 79 AND I LOVE IT. PLEASE PUT "HUMAN TARGET" ON YOUR FALL SCHEDULE.

Misschelseagirl

Why cancel this show it is one of the best shows on tv.

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are you serious? fuck you FOX for discontinuing Lie To Me. it was an original show that brought forth a new crime solving technique. from the emotional battles to the methodical observance, this show was one i believe you all at FOX could have advertised more frequently and tinkered with to raise it's ratings on the charts. i think the biggest part of the show's failure was terrible advertisement. so thank you for nothing, me and my friends and family shall be boycotting your network.
i hope you can reconsider this show's potential in the near future.

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It's a rap I only started to watch fox for 2 and a half men, but you have no consistancy with the re-runs, and now you are taking Chicago Code off of FOX well, That channel can not be played in my house. So so long suckas, I hope USA or TBS picks up these show's you guys wouldn't know a good show if it kicked you in the butt. Just when the show was getting it's leggs you go and chopp them off at the knees. How simple minded. NO MO FOX NETWORK @ MY HOUSE.

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How dare you cancel Chicago Code WTF just when it was getting good. You let that joke 24 run forever and then you go and do this. The show has quality. What is wrong with you people. Get a grip this the cast is good along with show's writers.
You are going to see come fall you messed up a good ratings grabber.

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