It's Official: Fox's Breaking In Renewed for Season 2!

Leave it to a band of thieves to steal a spot on Fox’s schedule.

Breaking In, the caper comedy that premiered solidly this past spring but failed to score a berth on the network’s 2011-12 lineup announced in May, has officially secured a 13-episode order for a midseason return, to air in 2012.

Breaking In is a creatively vibrant and wildly adventurous comedy,” Fox president Kevin Reilly said in a statement Thursday. “We are looking forward to bringing it back for a second season and continuing our relationship with this incredibly talented cast and these fantastic creators – Adam Goldberg and Seth Gordon. We can’t wait to see where they take these characters next year.”

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As part of the deal — which would actually pluck the Christian Slater-fronted series from the ashes a second time — Fox will also make a commitment to a comedy pitch by Breaking In co-creator Adam F. Goldberg, for a series described as an autobiographical take on growing up in the 1980s.

And what of Breaking beauty Odette Annable, who is joining House this season as a series regular? Per the terms of her deal to scrub in at the network’s medical drama, Annable can also appear on Breaking In. As such, the entire cast is expected to return.

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  1. t.t says:

    yes yes yes!!!!!!! this made my day :D I kept hearing there was a chance it’ll come out but to say I was skeptical would be an understatement.
    thank you fox!

  2. bmo says:

    very cool. Show had potential, they gotta do better but there’s an audience a la Chuck/Big Bang Theory

  3. John says:

    Basically, Fox already knows that “I Hate My Teenage Daughter” is gonna tank.

  4. Jamie says:

    Great news!! I loved this show :)

  5. Celia says:

    I loooooooove this show!!

  6. sael34 says:

    Awesome! I loved this show. I hope more people tune in this time.

  7. BobGenghisKhan says:

    That is great news. I really enjoyed the initial episodes. Can’t remember how it scored but it’s funny and light hearted. Just what the Doctor ordered and as for Odette Annable…schwing!

    • Sg. Grant says:

      Schwing is right. Seeing her in two shows a week is not a problem. Good thing she is working two jobs now to pay the bills since Brothers and Sisters got cancelled and David is no longer on tv. He is a good actor. I hope to see him in something, soon.

  8. scooterbeanbag says:

    Pointless. It may be an unpopular opinion in this post, but I could not last through an entire episode. The writing was completely forced and lacked any worthwhile entertainment value.

    • eddie says:

      I agree, not a good idea by fox…. the show averaged about 7million with American idol as a lead in (which is really bad). Fox also aired an episode on its own without Idol and that episode averaged out about 3 million. again, not a good decision by fox…..

      • Nichole says:

        That solo episode was a last minute decision (I’m talking a couple of days notice), on a different night, and was not advertised. Even people looking to watch didn’t know it was on. Not really fair to judge ratings potential based on that.

  9. D. Marie says:

    Thank you TV gods!

  10. Xk says:

    Great news! One of my favorite new shows from last year. :-)

  11. Brian says:


  12. Randi says:

    Absolutely love this show! I really hope more people watch it this time around!

  13. Laurel says:

    Very funny show.
    It should get a full season pickup but 13 episodes is better than being canceled.

  14. Brendan says:

    Yes! Can’t Wait For More DUTCH!

  15. Jen says:


  16. João Amaral says:


  17. ggny says:

    Fox is gonna butcher the show just like they did to The Loop when they brought it back for a 2nd season

  18. Adrienne says:

    I LOVED this show. Please bring it back. It was great!

  19. Deena says:

    HAPPY DAY!!!!! Miracles do happen in television! This show actually made me laugh out loud. That Goonies episode was one of the funniest things I have seen on TV in a long time.

  20. Spikesgrl says:

    Great news! Thought this show was really funny and loved all the characters.

  21. Dan says:

    This is unbelievable! I loved Breaking In!

  22. mrswinchester24 says:

    FOX should being back Firefly, Dollhouse, or Terminator instead.

    • Bob says:

      FOX seems to have a penchant for resurrecting shows they shouldn’t have canceled in the first place. Not that it’s possible, but you bring back Firefly and run it with Fringe and even on a Friday night it would be killer (beats Kitchen Nightmares!).

    • Sage says:

      Well, now that the “Bring back Firefly” comment that is so ubiquitous on any post about cancellation/renewal has had its quota filled for this article, can we move on to relevant discussion? It’s been 9 years people. Come on…
      (I feel like this comment will not go down well, sorry browncoats)

    • Sara says:

      Firefly will only come back to us in movie form, but that is probably best at this point in time. But at least it looks like Fox might be learning from past mistakes.

  23. nicky says:


    Seriously, the show deserves another chance. Every single person I showed this to fell in love with it. And nobody I showed this to even knew it existed before Fox cancelled it.

  24. Kat says:

    Yeah! I am so glad to see this show coming back! It’s hilarious!!!! Nice to see FOX showing some sense and some taste for a change!

  25. jay says:

    Wow….that was totally unexpected and fantastic!! I thought the show was great.

  26. Tna says:

    Awesome news! Loved this show when it was on. Just lose the guy from the now canceled show The Reaper and that will make it a perfect.

  27. Amanda says:

    Oh yes~! Please let this be true. I love Breaking In. I haven’t deleted it from my DVR because I was crossing my fingers that Fox would bring it back. Holy I am a happy camper over this news!!!!!!!!!!

  28. Carrie says:

    I don’t know why they cancelled this show in the first place. It was so enjoyable and I thought it was doing well in the ratings.

  29. Jenny says:

    YAY!!!! This is such great news!!!! I was so bummed when they cancelled it!

  30. Snsetblaze says:

    This is great. I loved this show. Both Michael Rosenbaum and Christian Slater looked like they were having a blast.

  31. Caroline says:

    Boom goes the dynamite!

  32. Erin says:

    We have been toyed with enough. I will believe this when they make the OFFICIAL announcement, and THEN I will celebrate.

  33. Nikki says:

    AWESOME! I love that show!

  34. Andrew says:

    best news ever , thank you!

  35. Vanish says:

    and BOOM goes the dynamite. I’ll allow it.

  36. Grace says:

    More air time for House!!! YIPPEE!!

  37. melanie says:

    The non renewal was injustified since the ratings were pretty solid, so this a great news, the shows was pretty good and i hope it returns with more solid fun to enjoy on screen.

    And yes please keep the lovely lady on the show as well… what is she doin on House by the way? Romantic Liaison for Foreman?

  38. Celso Távora says:

    A sensible decision, IMHO.
    It’s nice to wake up and read this. It made my day.

  39. Kay says:

    So glad! It certainly wasn’t the best, but I enjoyed the show, so I’m happy to see it come back.

  40. Carrie says:


  41. localboy says:

    Brilliant news! Loved the first season, can’t wait to see how it grows. :D

  42. topoopon says:

    I’ll allow it!

  43. Nikki says:

    Finally! This made my day! :)

  44. AIleen says:

    Doing the “Happy Dance” First I love Christain Slater and think the show is hilarious. Michael Rosenbaum is too funny and very excited to have the show back!!! YEAH!!!

  45. prish says:

    All of Slater’s tv series have been fantastic. I have watched every episode of every series. I was heartbroken at the cancellation of My Own Worst Enemy, but understood the worst enemy of the series was its title. Capturing the American mind is an art, and that title got it lost. The Forgotten was brilliant, however, the suits called that cancellation right, since the Slater character’s abducted child had been found. Sometimes, knowing when to wrap is the art. Thank you Fox for giving us Breaking In with Slater’s comic genius. Yae! Go Season Two, Go!

  46. Plum says:

    After so much bad news it’s nice to hear a charming little show like Breaking In getting renewed. Watched it a few times and was pleasantly surprised. Breaking In and Raising Hope have both been terrific additions, I hope more people will discover these shows now.

  47. Melanie says:

    Dutchdown!!!!!! /

  48. Sara says:

    What!? Did the network suddenly get SMART!? So glad this show is coming back. It is soooooo funny! DUTCH DOWN!!

  49. ally says:

    Omg, thank you, Fox! This totally made my friday a lot better!

  50. Joann says:

    Score one for Christian Slater fans everywhere!!!