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
Cal Lightman and Jarek Wysocki: Solid characters on unpopular shows.
Fox also picked up a pair of highly-anticipated dramas. They are:
- Alcatraz: Produced by J.J. Abrams, starring Jorge Garcia.
- 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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