Though Fox gave the midseason comedy — as well as Lie To Me, Human Target, The Chicago Code and Traffic Light — the hook earlier this week, TVLine sister site Deadline is hearing that the network is in talks with production studio Sony Pictures TV about ways to keep the workplace sitcom around come fall.
Were the Christian Slater-fronted series to dodge this latest bullet, it’d mark the second time it has cheated death, seeing as Fox originally passed on the pilot a year ago.
With its most recent outing, Breaking In brought in a few more viewers (totaling 7.65 million) but dipped a bit in the demo (to a 2.4). Its season finale is set to air next Wednesday.
No official decision on Breaking In‘s fate is expected until Fox holds its 2011 upfronts event on Monday.