Seriously, Fox? *face palm* *look up* *face palm* *shake head*
Whew! This was a busy night for FOX cancellations! Looks like a lot of people are suddenly out of a job! More below...
It's bad news for Human Target, Breaking In, The Chicago Code, Traffic Light and Lie to Me as EW.com is reporting ALL 5 series have been cancelled by FOX. The news comes in tandem with the reveal that the network has picked up four new series for fall -- including J.J. Abrams' Alcatraz. But, per usual, the announcement of new series means saying goodbye to series already on the air.
For Human Target, it's not very surprising, as the show had struggled in both its seasons, though there was some small hope it might return, likely as a midseason series. Breaking In was seen as having a better shot at coming back, as FOX works to establish more live-action comedy hits, on top of the already-renewed Raising Hope. But with the Zooey Deschanel comedy The New Girl among the networks new pickups, they unfortunately decided to part ways with the Christian Slater comedy.
The blood bath at FOX isn't too shocking - all of the shows they're cancelling struggled in the ratings and the network has very little real estate left to deal with. Though as a big fan of Chicago Code (and I enjoyed Breaking In and Human Target too), this one hurts. But with American Idol taking three hours in the spring, The X Factor likely taking three in the fall, plus the early pickup for Terra Nova – on top of renewals for shows like House, Glee and, yes, Fringe, there simply wasn't a lot of slots left for FOX, as they pick up new series too.