Fox Cancels Human Target, Lie To Me, Chicago Code, Two Others

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Fox went on a killing spree late Tuesday, canceling five bubble shows including Human Target and Lie to Me.

The network also axed freshman comedies Breaking In and Traffic Light as well as Shield creator Shawn Ryan’s rookie cop drama The Chicago Code.

Fox Renews Bones For Seventh Season

The cancellations come one week before Fox is set to unveil its fall schedule to advertisers.

Fox, however, was also in the mood for addition as well as subtraction, granting orders to several new series including the Bones spinoff and J.J. Abrams’ Alcatraz.

House Picked Up For Season 8

TVLine’s Renewal Scorecard has been updated to reflect this evening’s bloodbath.



Comments (514)

  • Rats! i loved Human Target until they messed it up by bringing in the Pucci character.

    Comment by Templar – May 10, 2011 07:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yea,having the love interest killed it for me.

      Comment by charmer1 – May 10, 2011 07:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • agreed..Pucci changed the dynamics. I will miss Lie to Me as well. Soon there will be nothing worth watching only stupid-ass reality shows!!!

        Comment by andy somerset – July 31, 2011 07:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I liked Mrs Pucci, I think it is a big mistake to cancel
          Human target, and Lie to me.

          Comment by S,. Mizell – September 15, 2011 09:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • I am very unhappy that Fox has chosen to cancel both of those shows. I liked the Pucci love connection. Its to bad that people who enjoyed watching both are not the powers to be. I didn’t miss an episode of either one. I miss 24 and now I guess I get to miss these two. Fox has a new program on this year that I like (Tera Nova). I better not get to attached. Don’t know how long it will be around. I hope they give it a chance I really do like it.

            Comment by Carolyn – October 8, 2011 11:09 PM PDT  
          • i love human target as well. it was nice seeing valley act on fringe so i was super excited seeing him in something new; as for lie to me i was given a reason to stay up late. both shows are equally brilliant!!! but they cancelled them!!! and they fox’s are smart!!!!!

            Comment by Donna Thomas – August 25, 2012 12:54 PM PDT  
        • I agree. Reality TV sucks and has far outlived its entertainment value. Not everyone likes reality television. How about they bring back some real television shows with some real entertainment value. I gave up watching television a while ago since they have bombarded the viewer with these stupid ass reality shows. Now I use Hulu, Netflix, or one of the other services to find the shows that appeal to my taste.

          Comment by Spencer503 – October 12, 2011 07:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • preferred to lie to me. tinue today so this series related to movies that were hits at the cinema. as residentivol, avatar and Jurassic Park.

          Comment by luiz – October 15, 2011 08:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • …And even more stultifying Cartoon caricatures.

          Comment by Robert Litfin – December 29, 2011 10:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I’ll really miss Cal Lightman…. I loved this serial.
          To FOX :
          MAKE 4th Series OF LIE TO ME!!! PLEASE.
          (I’m the fan from Poland)

          Comment by Martha – April 24, 2012 06:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Hi Martha…..I’m from Poland too….I agree with you in 100%! …tzn…jestem również z Polski (urodzony na Kubie :-) ) i zgadzam się z Tobą w 100%
            Pozdrawiam

            Comment by Sergio – April 29, 2012 04:11 AM PDT  
          • I AGREE – BRING BACK LIE TO ME!!! PLEASE!!

            Comment by Shaow – May 17, 2012 04:42 PM PDT  
          • Agreed. The mix of pop-psychology and some clever acting – Tim Roth enthusiastically sending himself (as he was in his 20s) up – was great fun. :)

            Comment by Thorn – September 8, 2012 06:49 AM PDT  
          • Poland miss for Lightman. Pleas Bring it back …

            Comment by Kam – September 23, 2012 12:22 PM PDT  
          • I agree! Bring it back! Lie to me! The best show ever!

            Comment by Lilly Conyers – December 1, 2012 11:33 PM PDT  
          • I am from Romania and I miss LIE TO ME one of the best. Why was it cancelled??

            Comment by Madalin – March 16, 2013 11:25 AM PDT  
          • Denny from Germany. I love this show and it needs to be continued. Fox cancelled also my last great show. Called LIFE.

            Comment by Denny – June 23, 2013 02:09 PM PDT  
    • I also agree that the attempt to “romanticize and humor” up the series with the new additions probably wasn’t the best idea and moving it to Fridays wasn’t a great idea either. RIP HT….

      Comment by Mac – May 10, 2011 08:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Human Target WAS a great show until Ilsa Pucci, they really made a huge mistake with her character and it pretty much brought down the whole show. I’d rather watch Human Target than The Finder, that show was awful!

      Comment by suzyku – May 11, 2011 09:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I agree with you completely about the Finder….it should get Lost
        Target was a good show with bad handling. Do you think there is any chance of another network picking it up? That would be great.

        Comment by NonnaRu – May 12, 2011 09:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I didn’t mind Pucci after a while – at least she had a reason to be there and her money gave the boys some more toys (jet plane, etc). I disliked the character of Ames more – her presence basically turned the awesome Guerrero into a babysitter. The Guerrero from Season 1 would have put a bullet in her the first time she mouthed off.

        Comment by EW – June 13, 2011 08:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I love Human Target and it’s the only action/drama show that I watch. And unlike many of you, I enjoyed the addition of Ms. Pucci to the show. There’s no other show like it on TV with such likeable characters and Fox is making a HUGE mistake. I hope they are having second thoughts and decide to keep it.

      Comment by Leslie – May 11, 2011 11:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Pucci didn’t bother me – or make the show any better – but the bottom line is that Fox had a couple of pretty shows that they cancelled in Lie To Me and Human Target, and yet there are SO many bad shows that keep going on and on… I don’t get the fascination with people preferring “reality TV”, do they really think it’s real???

        Comment by Me – May 23, 2011 07:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Reality shows are cheaper to make…..low-paid actors and they save$$$ on writers, too. And money is the bottom line!

          Comment by Jill – June 18, 2011 01:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I agree with you. Both of these shows had a better tv following than just a reality type show… I turn off all Big Brother, X factor, Wish you can Dance, etc. Every cable and normal TV has to have several of these types of shows to bring in a fan base. Regular TV action or drama shows seems to be “old” fashion and thus not “supported” by the 2011 fans.

          Comment by william – September 22, 2011 02:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I totally agree. Ms. Pucci had a reason to be there and she added a lighter side to the story with her righteousness yet naive law-binding innocence that some times drive the professionals crazy. Funny and enjoyable.

        Comment by desmond young – October 10, 2013 09:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Wah! I really liked this show, even with the annoying Pucci. I am seriously wondering about the brain power of the US when ppl like Bristol Palin or Snooki get a show and there is no more serialized drama. SICK OF STUPID REALITY SHOWS!!

      Comment by Ellied – May 11, 2011 11:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Wow…so much hate from your comments. I know you are so jealous that Bristol and Snooki have their own TV shows, but guess what? Their shows are not on FOX and yet you continue to castigate people who have their own shows. Who is next on your attack list? Katie Couric, Oprah Winfrey? Dude…grow up already! Society is sick and tired of people like who do nothing but whine and complain.

        Comment by Jake – May 11, 2011 10:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Bristol is a teenager trying desperately to get out of her mothers shadow, Snooki and her friends are a bunch of empty headed flashes in the pan, and before you know it they will be middle aged failures.

          There ARE too many reality shows on now and the Snooki’s and Rob’s (Survivor)are really becoming tiresome. To be upset that a scripted show that you like has been cancelled while the drivel that is most reality shows continues is not jealousy, it is frustration.

          Comment by NonnaRu – May 12, 2011 10:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • +1

            Comment by Crouchback – May 15, 2011 09:36 AM PDT  
        • Oprah is way overrated, and it’s a shame the networks cater to idiot programming. As soon as a some intelligent programming comes along it gets axed. I predict Suits also won’t be around too long … it’s too good for network TV. We need an Intelligent Network – any entrepreneurs out there?

          Comment by Kelly – April 27, 2012 03:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Sorry mate, but ‘reality tv’ is often contrived and even scripted (of a sorts) encourage and manupulatung people into nothing more than dancing monkeys. Sadly. Or’s cheap tv and, as opposed to the Osbournes which was funny, tends to drag. Mainly due to the directors trying to milk it. Not a whinge, it’s a fact in tv world.
          Cheap tv that really doesn’t ‘care’ about those involved. As they’ll be carrying its baggage long after you’ve forgotten their names. Peace our.

          Comment by Thorn – September 8, 2012 06:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I disagree bring in a love interest made the show better and if you look at rating most shows with two strog characters with a love connection do well, if only fox gave shows a chance like USA network does…. Hopefully they pick up Breaking in, and Chuck when NBC axes it…

      Comment by Savorymaxwell – May 19, 2011 06:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • i agree we could have done without her character –it was a great show — also pissed about lie to me also another bad choice by fox to cancel some of our favorite shows

      Comment by chris – May 21, 2011 12:25 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree they did mess it up bringing in her, but I quit watching Fox or any affiliation they have due to canceling “Lie to Me”. They say the viewers were going down. Well that will dukkin happen when you keep moving them around to accommodate other shows you are trying out. Lie to me has and still does more potential then any other show on Fox. So until they bring it back, No fox for me.

      Comment by Max – August 31, 2011 02:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I 100% agree with you. Lie To Me had so much potential and Fox through it all away.

        Comment by Amy – September 6, 2011 04:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Just saying i do like Lie to Me also, but you spelled threw wrong. Through is saying i went through there. Threw is I threw that.

          Comment by mellie – September 20, 2011 07:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • They should make a movie they do for everything else and that would be a good Movie to make Lie to me was a great show.

          Comment by stacey – November 23, 2011 12:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I totally agree I cannot belive lie to me was cut!!

        Comment by laura – September 7, 2011 05:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • So disappointed that Lie to Me was axed. Was the ONLY show I watched religiously. Now I have NO reason to watch FOX. Epic Fail for this move FOX.

        Comment by Thomas – September 28, 2011 10:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • agreed fox is nothing at all without “lie to me” if I might say lie to me was the best thing that ever happened to fox but now that its gone I wonder how they’ll get their rating now….bye bye fox…..I wonder if another network will pick up on lie to me and give it a shot…. I mean after all it is an amazing show I loved it ….

        Comment by brittani – April 17, 2014 07:44 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I did not like the Pucci character either, but I love this show to death I wish they would bring it back. I was looking forward to this season please mister Producer please bring The Human Target back

      Comment by Sophia Williams – September 2, 2011 05:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Human Target was a favorite of everybody in our house. That was a TV night for the family. Any chance another station may pick it up? I would really like to see it come back.

        Comment by Sandra – November 2, 2011 10:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Fox cancelled my 3 favorite shows, lie to me, Chicago code and human target. I hope USA will pick them up and continue where they left off.

      Comment by Lewis – September 25, 2011 09:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • OMG, I’m still so pissed that they cancelled Lie to Me! I own all three seasons on DVD and am exceptionally annoyed that the network saw fit to ditch one of the best cast of characters in a TV series, ever! The dynamic of the charatcers is amazing!!
      Anyone know why they cut it from the lineup (aside from their apparent STUPIDITY?!)?

      Comment by Joanna – October 11, 2011 06:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • OMG, I’m still so pissed that they cancelled Lie to Me! I own all three seasons on DVD and am exceptionally annoyed that the network saw fit to ditch one of the best cast of characters in a TV series, ever! The dynamic of the charatcers is amazing!!
      Anyone know why they cut it from the lineup (aside from their apparent STUPIDITY?!)?

      Comment by Joanna – October 11, 2011 06:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Fox Sucks, seriously I loved watching Lie to me, Human Target and Chicago Code. What a bunch of idiots. I barely watch fox now.

      Comment by christina – December 2, 2011 06:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I love this show human target and mist it alote I wish they will put it back on tv. I always looking forward wathching this show . the caraters were awseome I just love everything about it

      Comment by Mona – December 16, 2011 01:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • return Lightman

      Comment by Ilya – November 25, 2012 06:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I don’t get it…..every time I like a what I consider an awesome show….it gets cancelled. This really gets on my nerves. I loved Lie to Me it was fantastic. You don’t even give people a chance to enjoy anything because you keep canceling everything…..and then on top of that you leave stupid shows on…..I really don’t understand your reasoning behind this. :(

      Comment by sonya – February 4, 2013 12:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I wasn’t too attached to Breaking In, but I thought it was pulling good numbers. What happened?

    Comment by Sam – May 10, 2011 07:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yeah, same here. I thought it had good ratings and reviews.

      Comment by Allie – May 10, 2011 07:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • All three shows were doing better than Fringe. :-( I’m glad about Finder making the grade; but not that they’re wasting more space on Abrams.

        Comment by Anna – May 10, 2011 09:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Yea I liked breaking in. But Fringe is a more interesting show and has more viewers so it was renewed for another season earlier

          Comment by Haley – May 11, 2011 05:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I’m thrilled that FOX is still willing to take chances on these high concept shows. Alcatraz has all the right pieces in play to appeal to the LOST audience so there’s a built-in intro audience right there. Now it just has to live up to the hype. Fingers crossed it does. With the # of shows being introduced by JJ Abrams and Co. this fall, surely at least 1 will be decent and stick around!

          Comment by Mike – May 11, 2011 06:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I am actually a little sad that Breaking In was canceled, it may have been a bubble show, but it was a lot of fun to watch and I am little sad to to see it go. It would be great if picked up by another network (if possible) could be a great pair with NBC’s Community

      Comment by Disappointed – May 11, 2011 05:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I’m really sad about Breaking In! I was loving it! Christian Slater was awesome and it was so nice to see Bret Harrison on tv again! I’ll miss it more than Lie to Me….

        Comment by Sads – May 11, 2011 08:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I thought it was great comedy. I am done watching new shows on Fox they end up canceling them all anyhow. I will stick with the other 3 networks who know when they have a good thing going. Fox seems to keep the stupid crap like American Idol and trash the good stuff like The Good Guys and Breaking In!!! Done, done, done with FOX!

      Comment by Caryn – May 20, 2011 11:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I am so tired of being dissappointed by Fox. I too had hoped to see The Good Guys return and now I see that Lie to Me is gone too! I can’t take all the “fake” reality shows.That’s entertainment? Really wish the great USA network would pick up shows that Fox so ignorantly cancels. Fox is not so Foxy, but more like a mutt.DeeDee

        Comment by dee dee – August 31, 2011 08:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I really liked The Good Guys too! I am also very upset that Lie To Me and Human Target got the ax. I waited so patiently until September to see the new shows. And, to my extreme disappointment they were nowhere to be seen. Boooooooo! to you FOX

          Comment by Tureia – December 9, 2011 11:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Human Target had a ton of potential, but just dropped the ball in too many areas. I desperately wanted to like it, but there was too much better TV to watch.

    Comment by Stockwell – May 10, 2011 07:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • EW said that this may give Lie to Me a better chance at renewal. I’m hoping that’s true!

    Comment by Lex – May 10, 2011 07:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I sure hope so!

      Comment by Cal's_girl – May 10, 2011 08:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Sorry to disappoint you, but please read the post: Lie to me is cancelled as well

        Comment by Kris – May 10, 2011 10:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Be nice Kris – the original post only listed Human Target and Breaking In. This site doesn’t always indicate an updated entry (unlike Deadline – maybe TVLine should learn from it).

          Comment by ger – May 10, 2011 10:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Sure reads to me that Lie to me cancelled. Maybe u need to reread it. The title even says it. all. I am only bummed about Human Target. I didn’t mind Mrs. Pucci’s addition.

            Comment by Cyndi – May 10, 2011 11:26 PM PDT  
          • thanks for reprimanding me O.o
            only because many people aren’t nice in their comments doesn’t mean I am not nice….
            I really was sorry to disappoint the Lie to me fans :/

            Comment by Kris – May 11, 2011 12:48 PM PDT  
    • Title: Fox Cancels: Human Target, Lie To Me.

      Comment by tvgirl – May 10, 2011 10:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • The title was updated as the information came out. Originally it just read Human Target and Breaking in. Then they added CC and Traffic. Lie to Me was added well after the rest of them so for the first people on here Lie to Me was still in limbo.

        Comment by Kate – May 11, 2011 12:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I love both of these, really disappointed!!!!

        Comment by D Orndorff – May 16, 2011 10:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I am very upset that they canceled “Lie To Me” that show had potential for another season. I am upset about “Human Target” being canceled and I agree that they messed it up by bringing in the Pucci character. But we were led to believe that if Human target went down that we would still have “Lie to Me” What is fox doing putting on more of the reality crap. I am not happy with fox. But I am glad Fringe is still around it is a wonder they did not drop that one to.

      Comment by Debbie – May 11, 2011 07:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • FOX finally creates a show I want to watch (Lie To Me), then takes it off the following season …. figures. I knew I should have stuck with ABC, CBS, NBC, and Cable stations.

        Comment by Bev – September 13, 2011 01:20 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I agree they should have kept Lie To Me they really should start another season on cable as the other stations are finiky as well

          Comment by Stacey – November 23, 2011 12:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Lie to me was a thoughtful drama with a fascinating premise. Probably a little too complex for Fox’s simpleton audience that prefers programming depicting dysfunctional idiots (reality tv, glee, house…).

      Comment by Feste – May 12, 2011 03:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Simpleton shows like Bones, Alcatraz, Lie to Me and Fringe? I am sorry that Lie to Me and Chicago Code are cancelled. I enjoyed them both, but why the intellectual snipe at Fox. NBC has Free Agents,Grimm,The Playboy Club,Law and Order (The Last Gasp), The Biggest Loser,Up All Night and Whitney. ABC and CBS fare little better.

        Bashing the Fox audience, rather than the TV watching public, for not watching a good show like Lie to Me, seems to be a little lie to yourself.

        Comment by Bigref – May 28, 2011 07:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Damn, I love both those shows!

    Comment by mooshki – May 10, 2011 07:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Human Target started out when it was a manly show with a bit of sophistication. They they brought in the women, and the tough guys started spending their time talking about their feelings. Guys who wouldn’t take orders from anyone had to take orders from the rich lady. My brother and I both had to stop watching. Terriers was a hundred times better than this was at the end.

    Comment by John – May 10, 2011 07:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Terriers Rocked!!!
      So, do you think they went to jail or Mexico???

      Comment by Heather – May 11, 2011 10:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Does this give Lie To Me a better shot at renewal?

    Comment by Kristen – May 10, 2011 07:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It is cancelled as well, even says so in the title

      Comment by Kris – May 10, 2011 10:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • The original post only said HT and Breaking In.

        Comment by AJ Miller – May 10, 2011 10:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • okay, sorry….double sorry that is

          Comment by Kris – May 11, 2011 12:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Dang! I loved Breaking In! It was a cute little show. I’ll miss Human Target as well.

    Comment by Crystal – May 10, 2011 07:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • This sucks – stupid Fox Breaking In is just about one of the funnier shows they have ever made – i really laugh at it – they really just didnt give it enough time…id10ts

      Comment by Dave – May 10, 2011 08:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I absolutely agree, I loved Breaking In. It was one of the funniest shows that I have seen in a long time.

        Comment by tash – May 16, 2011 10:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Agreed on both counts.

      Comment by XK – May 10, 2011 11:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • That’s why I rarely watch any shows on FOX. You get interested in something and “BAM!”, after two shows it’s gone. About all I watch on Fox is Glee and the animated shows on Sunday but didn’t start watching them until I was sure they wouldn’t get canned.

    Comment by yekimi – May 10, 2011 07:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree with you on that! FOX kills everything that is truly funny. Breaking In was great and they killed Running Wilde before it had a chance to take off. And I will never forgive them for taking Arrested Development away.

      Comment by Nikki – May 11, 2011 05:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • The only reason I continue to watch Fox is for Bones because I find it somewhat entertaining. I miss Lie to Me and I hope they decide to put it back on air.

        Comment by Xavier – October 30, 2011 09:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I should know better than to get attached to
    shows on Fox. Breaking In is adorable. Crap!

    Comment by Sally – May 10, 2011 07:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • No more “what’s up, my wookie?” and nerd-gasms. :-(

      Comment by Nikki – May 11, 2011 05:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Human Target miss fired with its second season. It’s cancellation is no surprise.

    Comment by Christina – May 10, 2011 07:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I am so mad! I love Breaking In. I think it is one of the more funnier show on tv right now. I can’t believe they canceled it. I am really upset with tv programming this year. First they canceled Terriers and now they cancel Breaking In!!!! I am sick of crappy shows staying on air but really good show being cancelled!!!

    Comment by Amy – May 10, 2011 07:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Of course they cancel shows I actually enjoy. What are they doing? Trying to become more like the CW network? Do they think only the people watching shows are those under age 40?

    Comment by Tracey – May 10, 2011 08:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yes, it is all about that coveted 18-49 demo group, particularly the women who are 18-40 in the demo group, the networks are looking at. If you don’t fit into that age group, you’re viewing habits don’t count. Loved Human Targe and will miss it. Better show than a lot of the mindless reality shows out there.

      Comment by Deb – May 10, 2011 08:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • That’s not true. Fox also cancelled Traffic Light, another great show about couples. I’m pretty sure women aged 18-35 were the primary demographic. At least Fringe was renewed. I’m happy that I didn’t try out Breaking In, otherwise that would have been another show that I’d miss.

        Comment by sashay – May 10, 2011 10:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Traffic light was great, I cannot believe they cancelled it.

          Comment by Lee Ellis – June 25, 2011 11:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Count me among those who hope that these two cancellations give Lie to Me a better chance of returning. One can never get enough Tim Roth.

    Comment by MJ Dulmage – May 10, 2011 08:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I saw one episode of Lie To Me, and I can assure you, that was enough Tim Roth for a lifetime.

      Comment by Tarc – May 10, 2011 09:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I heartly agree with you. Could never got the feeling of TR being central character, he did not have the cut for me, dont know if it was his accent, the way he talked, I had the feeling he was spitting everyone around him, and or his demeanor. Sorry for Gillian.

        Comment by nitemar – May 11, 2011 03:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Dang! I really liked Breaking In!! Ugh!

    Comment by Nikki – May 10, 2011 08:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • does Mark Valley have the worse luck with shows

    Comment by Michelle – May 10, 2011 08:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Loved Human Target – but they screwed it up when they brought in a woman boss. Dang it!

    Comment by dijea – May 10, 2011 08:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Rats, I loved Human Target and Breaking In was entertaining as well. Its too bad they moved Human Target around on the schedule so much. Kind of hard to get good ratings if half the audience doesn’t know when to tune in.

    Comment by Morgan – May 10, 2011 08:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Precisely. They screwed it over by moving it around with little to no warning. I am royally peeved about the cancellation of Human Target and Breaking In.

      Comment by storyfan – May 11, 2011 06:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m effin’ furious! i’m gonna be super pi$$ed if they bring back Lie to me, I love Tim Roth don’t get me wrong but Lie To Me is HORRIBLE!

    Comment by Joe – May 10, 2011 08:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • But you got to admit, Tim Roth is great in that show.

      Comment by JohnDoe – May 11, 2011 05:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Joe, you are a MORON. LTM was one of the best shows on TV. Obviously you didn’t get it. Must be WAY over your head…

      Comment by mike l – May 21, 2011 12:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Obviously a FOX executive then?

      Comment by Alf – May 22, 2011 02:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Breaking in? Really? After 6 episodes and putting it on at 9:30? F&%$ you, FOX.

    Comment by Coleman – May 10, 2011 08:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What!?! I love Breaking In! Very fun and charming. And Christian Slater is a delight. I’ve had it with network television. If something doesn’t get blockbuster ratings right out of the box it gets cancelled. And they wonder why people don’t want to invest in new shows.

    Comment by Lynn H – May 10, 2011 08:10 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’m really annoyed too… I watched My Own Worst Enemy and The Forgotten and Breaking In was pretty funny.

      Quit cancelling his shows!!

      Comment by Megalion – May 10, 2011 10:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I agree! I really enjoyed the Forgotten especially at the end when he found his kid which I did not see coming at all!! Wish they would have been given more time to find their legs on that one.

        Comment by Kate – May 10, 2011 11:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • My husband and I really miss “The Forgotten” and “Human Target” was a favorite, too. Christian Slater and Mark Valley deserve better treatment. And what a treat to see Jackie Earle Haley having such a good time with his character on “HT”! We used to watch a lot of things on Fox…now we’ll be down to three. Keep it up, Fox, and we’ll be finished with you completely!

          Comment by Gwen – May 11, 2011 05:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I’ve followed all his new series too. Liked each one better than the previous one and loooooved Breaking In. His character, the cast and the writing were excellent. So p’d off about this one. Any chance another network could pick it up??

        Comment by sherimoonzombie – May 10, 2011 11:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Breaking In is the funniest show that has come along in the last five years. This totally sucks! I seriously am hating Fox right now.

    Comment by matt – May 10, 2011 08:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Are you SERIOUS??? Breaking In made me laugh out loud!! Please bring it back on, it was the funniest show that had been on television since (for me) Friends. Bummer

      Comment by Jennifer – May 12, 2011 07:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’m super mad about Breaking In!!! I loved that show! They didn’t even give it a chance!

    Comment by Jenny – May 10, 2011 08:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Human Target made the same mistake Heroes did, they screwed up the second season, the difference is on Fox you don’t get a couple more seasons to try to fix your mess. When they brought in Pucci and said she would be a “silent partner” in the business, and then made her the focus of the show the whole thing was dead in the water.

    Comment by Truthiness – May 10, 2011 08:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NO!!! I loved Human Target!! Yeah they screwed up bring in the women that way, but it was EASILY FIXABLE. I hate reality crap and have never liked sitcoms. When I finally get another fun show they yank it!

    Comment by Renee – May 10, 2011 08:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Well I just verified…Human Target was the ONLY show I watched on Fox…so they just lost a viewer!

      Comment by Renee – May 10, 2011 08:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • And Breaking In was the ONLY show I watched on Fox (other than AI and SYTYCD)

        Comment by dank – May 10, 2011 08:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • D@mn! I really liked the Chicago Code. I guess Tim Minear gets to add to his “Cancelled again” string.

    Comment by znachki – May 10, 2011 08:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree…I really like the Chicago Code…oh well!!! I still have Fringe..

      Comment by Jake – May 11, 2011 06:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Chicago Code? NOOO!!! WHY?!?!?!?!

    Comment by Mike N. – May 10, 2011 08:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree WHY??? It is a good show, why cancel it?

      Comment by Samiqua – May 18, 2011 04:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • No verdict yet on Traffic Light? If Breaking In and The Chicago Code got axed then surely Traffic Light is doomed… Or perhaps this means good news for it?!

    Comment by ALEX – May 10, 2011 08:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • No unfortunately the article says Traffic Light was cancelled as well. I’m beginning to think that it’s a waste of my time to try out any of the new shows, they are gone just as you get really attached.

      Comment by sashay – May 11, 2011 12:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Breaking In was cute, and I’ll miss it, but The Chicago Code? Seriously? That’s been one of my favorite shows this season – everything about it was just spectacular, and I looked forward to it every week. That’s just…painful. =/

    Comment by muir – May 10, 2011 08:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • OMG! I cannot believed they cancelled ‘The Chicago Code’. This is truely upsetting bc it was a great show.

    Comment by Lily – May 10, 2011 08:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • CHICAGO CODE IS ONE OF THE BEST SHOWS IVE SEEN IN A WHILE, IM SO PISSED!, SORRY ABOUT THE CAPS!, ITS SOUTHLAND ALL OVER AGAIN! FCUK!

    Comment by ihateFOX – May 10, 2011 08:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • IM TOTALLY WITH YOU ON THE CAPS AND CHICAGO CODE BEING ONE OF THE BEST SHOWS. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

      Comment by lipsticksocialism – May 11, 2011 04:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I can not believe that Fox cancelled The Chicago Code. Not only did the show represent my hometown Chicago really well (since it was filmed there, and not in LA), but it was real. It showed the true lives of cops and realistic down to earth cases. Not guys getting killed in a porta-potty or getting bit by dinosaurs on the CSI shows. Man, I’m gonna miss this show.

        Comment by Julian – May 11, 2011 06:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • You suppose “Chicago code”somehow r another,perhaps openned up pandora’s box…Politics,politics…see no evil??? Just Danmed!!!

          Comment by alex... – October 13, 2011 08:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • FOX has cancelled several of our FAVORITE SHOWS!!! It’s time to counter attack FANS!!!! TIME TO BOYCOTT FOX!!!! Get them where it hurts!
        I for one love Bones, Fringe and House, but it’s time to “unlike” these major shows on Facebook, Twitte…r, and MySpace. It’s time to threaten their meat and potatoe shows. Obviously, pleading to the shows through community discussions, Facebook pleas, Twitter and hey, tons of fans!!! Fox has decided to cancel the shows FANS LOVE!!!!

        We need to let them know that the FANS aren’t taking their crap anymore when it comes to TV!!! It’s time to take a stand people. Stop watching FOX. Unlike their meat and potatoe shows like Bones, House, and Fringe. Go to every news and social media outlet available to protest!!!!!
        We can do this!! WE CAN DO THIS BECAUSE WE’RE THE FANS AND WHAT WE THINK COUNTS!! Now, let’s get out in the Internet world and make our voice heard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!See More

        Comment by Chrisat – May 11, 2011 09:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I agree. Have just finished watching TCC here in the UK. Best thing in a long while. I think Bones is getting tired and should have been dropped instead! Don’t really care if that upsets anyone, but think the “humour” they are trying to inject in Bones is quite laboured and sad. TCC deserves much, much more – BRING IT BACK!!!!!!!

        Comment by Bernd – July 31, 2011 03:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • DOUBLE FUGATZ!!!

      Comment by Bob – May 11, 2011 10:15 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I am truly Pissed off that Chicago Code has been canceled – smart power dynamics, great acting and loved the fast pace. Sadly so many smart, engaging shows seem to never make the advertisers short list. This was truly a well-watched and loved show in our home! Smart TV doesn’t seem to stand a chance…

      Please bring it back!

      Comment by Betty B. – May 16, 2011 05:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Chicago Code has been one of the best new cop dramas I have seen for ages alongside Luther (starring Idris Elba from the Wire) – I’m from the UK and it had a real gritty edge to it. Someone get it back on television.

        Comment by Chris S – August 31, 2011 11:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • 100% agree !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i hope some other (better)network picks up chicago code…just like southland…the show was just getting going…THANK YOU shawn ryan for another fanloved,fanfreakintastic show…how about a new network entitled…great shows that idiot network execs dont like…kinda long acrohy though…

      Comment by dave – May 17, 2011 07:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I knew that if it came down to The Chicago Code and Lie To Me that TCC would prevail. So what does this mean for LTM?

    Comment by Kristen – May 10, 2011 08:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I guess I got my answer.

      Comment by Kristen – May 11, 2011 08:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Nooo – Breaking In showed moments of real promise. I’ll admit it hadn’t found it’s stride, but this is disappointing. And it was very watchable (even for me – and I don’t watch much)

    Comment by ladyhelix – May 10, 2011 08:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Damn, I really like Breaking In.

    Comment by Juliet – May 10, 2011 08:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • don’t have a problem with any of these cancellations. These shows are mediocre.
    Fox kept Fringe even though the ratings are low so I give them credit for that. It’s a good show with a loyal following.

    Comment by Michelle – May 10, 2011 08:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • i would also like to point out, that im a little dumb and kind of a whoree, and i know nothing about good TV

      Comment by Michelle – May 10, 2011 08:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • you’re mother must be proud. Attacking and pretending to be someone when you’re favorites show is canceled.
        Go cry in your room now.

        Comment by Mel – May 10, 2011 08:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • and glee is the bestesttttt showw evaaa beech!!! chicago code? its mediocre, my mom is proud of me for being so smart

          Comment by Mel – May 10, 2011 08:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Seriously? Is this just a person playing with two accounts and seemingly having fun or just having a personality disorder?

            ANYWAYS!

            Comment by Tom – May 13, 2011 01:03 AM PDT  
    • fringe sucks

      Comment by dave – May 17, 2011 07:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Michelle you are obviously another IDIOT…(like the FOX execs)

      Comment by mike l – May 21, 2011 12:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Frustrating news! I was really enjoying Chicago Code too…

    Comment by heather – May 10, 2011 08:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Chicago Code is not one of the best, but its great nevertheless. If anything were to be saved, that show would be it. sad :(

    Comment by DennyS – May 10, 2011 08:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • This si not the Greatest Show on Earth but it is entertaining & refreshing, wanting to take down corruption from within is a very dangerous move…..

      Comment by NANCY – May 11, 2011 04:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Chicago Code was a GREAT SHOW !
    And Breaking In was good too.
    This BITES !

    Comment by Laurel – May 10, 2011 08:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It’s not surprising they canceled Human Target, but it is a disappointment. Sure, season 1 is vastly superior to season 2, but it was still a fun show to watch, mostly.

    I resent that they’re picking up the Bones spinoff Finder, though, at Human Target’s expense. Backdoor pilots are so retarded. Finder doesn’t even qualify as a spinoff because none of those characters existed prior to the Bones episode. It’s like self-nepotism to shove new characters down people’s throats on a show they already like and depend upon the already decent ratings for a pickup. And do we need more procedural crime dramas on TV?

    And while Chicago Code wasn’t my favorite show, it was decent enough. I thought it was doing well in the ratings. Matt Mitovich reported today that last night’s airing was an improvement over last week. So what’s going on there?

    Comment by TigerNightmare – May 10, 2011 08:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • dude, chill out. just don’t watch The Finder. It’s quite simple.

      Comment by Lex – May 10, 2011 08:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I haven’t been this upset with Fox since they canceled The OC. I loved both Breaking In and Human Target. This hurts.

    Comment by Liz – May 10, 2011 08:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sad news about Chicago Code. The show had interesting characters and a really timely storyline. The last couple of eps have been really tight and intriguing. Now I’m down to one Fox show to watch – Bones. Did not like the ep that introduced the “finder” at all, and none of the other new offerings look even remotely interesting.

    Comment by CJ – May 10, 2011 08:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wow, I knew Human Target was unlikely to get a third kick at the can and I get it since it never really built a big audience – too bad, very fun show and very needed on the tv landscape.

    But Chicago Code?! Way to go Fox, you’re blowing an opportunity there.

    Comment by Mikos – May 10, 2011 08:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It’s FOX – cancelling decent shows is in its nature. Firefly? say no more…

    Comment by skyfan – May 10, 2011 08:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I have a theory, Fox buys great shows so other stations can’t have them. They run those shows just enough to say they gave em “a chance” and then kill them. Making sure that nobody has anything better to watch than the more cheaply made “reality” shows.

      Comment by satyr – May 11, 2011 08:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Breaking In didn’t really impress me, but I do love Chicago Code!!
    Someone else said it was Southland all over again, at FOX and it’s true!! I can’t believe FOX wants to go with ‘The Finder’ (Bones spin-off); one episode/pilot and it *sucked!!* And as much as I do like Traffic Light, I’d sacrifice it for Chicago Code. FOX’s best dramas are: Bones, House, Fringe, Chicago Code & Lie to Me (I don’t count Glee as a drama) Now that I look at MY list of shows, I realize there’s not enough room on schedule to include The Finder AND Chicago Code, unless FOX were to drop Idol or some other ‘reality’ show!!

    Comment by Mikey – May 10, 2011 08:47 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Dear Fox:

    May all of your shows give you ratings success of your “superstar” Fringe, a show you choose to renew season after season over shows that deliver higher numbers.

    Dear Shawn Ryan:

    Never do another show for Fox.

    — Rachael

    Comment by Rachael – May 10, 2011 08:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • i agree, fringe is an ok show, but id choose the chicago code anyday, its like southland , it feels real and it just amazes u in every way

      Comment by chris – May 10, 2011 08:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’m depressed that TCC got cancelled, too, but there’s no reason to take it out on Fringe, which is a fantastic show. And let’s recall that Fox shoved Fringe into the Friday night death slot, it’s not like they’ve been throwing Fringe parades.

      Comment by muir – May 10, 2011 08:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I couldn’t make out what you were trying to say in that post, but I’d simply say that if all FOX shows were as good as Fringe, then FOX execs would be worshipped and wealthy beyond avarice.

      Comment by Tarc – May 10, 2011 09:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • This. This axing of these shows makes me proud to be a Fringe fan that stuck it out with watching it, because FOX could have easily have canceled a great show just when it’s getting even better.

        Comment by JohnDoe – May 11, 2011 05:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • @Rachael:

      Shawn Ryan signed a 3 year deal with Sony Pictures Television at the beginning of April. Which is good news for those who are fans of his shows since that will give his shows more of a chance to succeed at finding a suitable network.

      I will be sad to see The Chicago Code go, it was a wonderfully shot, acted, and written show. I’m also devastated about Lie To Me, which didn’t have the best writing all of the time, but the Tim Roth is a brilliant actor and was always entertaining as Cal Lightman.

      Comment by Liz – May 11, 2011 01:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Hey maybe some of us like an original show, instead of yet another cop show. Doesn’t matter how great everyone else says it is, I for one am completely sick of the genre. That’s probably why the ratings stayed so low, cop, medical and law shows have been done to death.

      Comment by Shania – May 11, 2011 12:42 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Excited for JJ Abrams’ Alcatraz. I’m pretty disappointed that Human Target and The Chicago Code got canceled, but at least Fox chose to have faith in a fellow struggling show, Fringe. That renewal puts them in my good graces despite these cancellations.

    Comment by Aiden – May 10, 2011 08:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Human Target was damn good TV. Chicago Code was also pretty good because it had a better grip on its characters and the city politics than your average ‘CSI lets solve crimes and deliver flat lines’. I’m disappointed about both of these.

    Really stupid FOX. I do hope this means Lie to Me is coming back though. That’s really good too, and now, aside from Fringe, will be the only thing I watch (I watch Bones on DVD).

    Stupid also because in 2012 House will likely sign off, and Bones will be heading into season 8. That means they will have no dramas (unless Lie to Me comes back) that are over a year old. (I too am not counting Glee as a drama)

    On a a side note, I met the Human Target guys at Comic Con. Will always remember that moment. They were really friendly. I’m going to buy season 2 on DVD day of release just to mess with FOX.

    Comment by Ryan – May 10, 2011 08:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I loved Human Target. It was a great show. I was really looking forward to the new season. Hope it will be picked up with another network.

      Comment by Janet Marrow – May 12, 2011 05:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Human Target isn’t that surprising, although I hoped it would go on another season or two. They moved it around, which doesn’t help a show.

    I’m very surprised about the Chicago Code, I thought it was a strong show and should be around for a few seasons at least.

    The others I’ve never watched.

    My take: Fox should have kept both Human Target and Chicago Code and not gotten involved with a Bones spinoff.

    Comment by X-Ray – May 10, 2011 08:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What the crap?!? I love Breaking In, I look forward to watching it every week. Fox sucks!!!

    Comment by Dora – May 10, 2011 09:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I think your taste sucks.

      Comment by Midori – May 10, 2011 09:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • if anyone has twitter , #TNTsaveTCCplease

    Comment by 24345 – May 10, 2011 09:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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