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Looks like FOX Cancels Five of its current Primetime Shows


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#1 OFFLINE   Mavrick

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 05:35 AM

It appears that FOX has cancelled "Human Target," "Breaking In," "The Chicago Code," "Traffic Light" and "Lie to Me"

http://www.thefutonc.../#ixzz1M2hpxIaB

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#2 OFFLINE   humanjas

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 05:39 AM

The Chicago code was my favorite new show. Didn't watch any of the others though.

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 05:50 AM

Recorded a couple of Chicago Code but have not had the chance to watch them. As for the others, never watched..

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 05:54 AM

Definitely upset about The Chicago Code and Human Target. I liked Breaking In and in the beginning Lie to Me was very good. Lie to Me started to fall off the wayside when it became the "Cal saves the day" show.

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 06:19 AM

I'll miss Human Target. Cancellation was expected after they moved the broadcast day and time around so much. :mad:

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 06:36 AM

BUMMER.

Chicago Code, Human Target, Breaking In, Lie To Me, and Traffic Light were all shows we watched and enjoyed.

Edited by spartanstew, 11 May 2011 - 06:48 AM.

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 06:37 AM

I'll miss Human Target. Cancellation was expected after they moved the broadcast day and time around so much. :mad:


Not to mention the drastic format change. It was a good show. :(

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 07:19 AM

Never heard of any of them.
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Posted 11 May 2011 - 07:22 AM

It appears that FOX has cancelled "Human Target," "Breaking In," "The Chicago Code," "Traffic Light" and "Lie to Me"

http://www.thefutonc.../#ixzz1M2hpxIaB


Serious bummer...

I already thought Chicago Code was cancelled...

Human Target was a very fun show...

As for Breaking In.... It was only 6 shows into the series?

The short leash on these shows is just insane.
They have to REALLY look at how they do the calculations and get those threshold numbers up to date.

With the volume of choice and DVRs out there... the 1970's way of calculating the success of a show has to go out the window.
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#10 OFFLINE   spartanstew

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 07:23 AM

As for Breaking In.... It was only 6 shows into the series?


And the last one was excellent. It was really starting to get its legs.

I'm sure Directv can't wait to get their hands on your unit.

 
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Posted 11 May 2011 - 07:25 AM

And the last one was excellent. It was really starting to get its legs.


I thought Traffic Light was very funny as well.

These were 2 of my favorite shows. Oh welll.
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Posted 11 May 2011 - 07:26 AM

I thought Traffic Light was very funny as well.


Agreed. I laughed a lot at that show.

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 07:36 AM

My wife and I will miss Chicago Code was on our dvr schedule and watched all episodes .Especially liked Jason Clarke who was very good in Showtimes Brotherhood series a few years back.

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 07:52 AM

It appears that FOX has cancelled "Human Target," "Breaking In," "The Chicago Code," "Traffic Light" and "Lie to Me"

http://www.thefutonc.../#ixzz1M2hpxIaB


Bummer.. I loved Human Target and Breaking In.
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Posted 11 May 2011 - 07:53 AM

And the last one was excellent. It was really starting to get its legs.


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Posted 11 May 2011 - 08:00 AM

The Chicago code was my favorite new show. Didn't watch any of the others though.


I like this show so much, I've been buying them from Amazon VOD. This is terrible news, I hope TNT or another cable network picks it up for another season

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 08:06 AM

Not to mention the drastic format change. It was a good show. :(


I didn't think it was that drastic. By having a rich boss, it just allowed them to do the same thing, but with some new toys... And I did like the new cast members...

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 09:16 AM

I watched everything on the list religiously except Traffic Light...goes to show apparently my taste in television is crappy....seriously though, they were all very good shows...

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 10:24 AM

Wow! I thought Chicago Code was doing well. It is a great show. And I loved Human Target as well. It was very fun.

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 10:33 AM

going to miss both shows.

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 11:28 AM

Well, we're approaching the "upfronts" when the networks sell the 2011-12 programming. And as we end the 2010-11 year, I'm getting depressed.

"Human Target" and "Lie To Me" were the two smart scripted shows Fox used to fill in when new shows drew two viewers. They are going to regret not having the guaranteed 4 million audience those two shows brought them no matter where they stuck them. Sure they aren't as cheap to produce as reality shows, but you can film them, have a short season ready to go, and easily sell advertising.

"Chicago Code" was dead in the water the day it appeared in the Monday at 9 pm time slot. After seeing a first episode I would have normally recorded it and not watched it. But we found it intriguing and enjoyed it. (If ABC dumps "Detroit 1-8-7" studios for a few years may not back cop dramas containing an original thought and strong, large ensemble casts.)

"Traffic Light" is good but belonged on CBS or ABC.

Among the new scripted shows coming up next fall, the folks at Zap2It selected 17 they'd like to see. The list includes 2½ hours of Fox programming (and 2 hours of The CW programming). One of the hours for Fox was not picked up, we've learned today.

The problem for Fox is in 2011-12 they are adding dramas "Terra Nova," "Alcatraz," and "The Finder" and comedies "The New Girl" and "I Hate My Teenage Daughter."

The three dramas fit in the genre scifi and we all know the risks associated with getting attached to a Fox scifi show. I'm not sure I can stand to take the risk. "The Finder" is the spinoff, of sorts, from "Bones." Which brings me to one the comedies....

"The New Girl" stars Zooey Deschanel in a half-hour comedy about an optimistic midwestern woman who moves into a new york apartment with three juvenile guys. Zooey Deschanel is, of course, both a good actress and the sister of "Bones" Emily Deschanel. But unlike her character, I'm not optimistic, particularly about the plot, even though the producers have a pending role for Damon Wayans Jr. if ABC doesn't pick up "Happy Endings."

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 11:40 AM

Add me to the list that'll miss Human Target. :(


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Posted 11 May 2011 - 12:00 PM

Liked Breaking In, mostly just because Odette Yustmann (Annable) was finally back on TV after October Road was cancelled.

Loved Chicago Code, will miss it.

Loved Traffic Light (and Perfect Couples on NBC). These were 2 similar shows that were cancelled way too soon.

It's getting to the point that if you want to get into a series and have it last, you have to watch channels like F/X or HBO/Starz/Showtime.

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 12:27 PM

Never heard of any of them.


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Posted 11 May 2011 - 12:36 PM

+1 I don't watch network anymore. i don't like junk.


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