Fox Cancels 'The Chicago Code', 'Human Target', 'Lie to Me' and 'Breaking In'

The network has picked up 'The New Girl', 'Alcatraz', 'The Finder' and 'I Hate My Teenage Daughter'.
The Chicago Code get canceled by Fox
The Chicago Code get canceled by Fox
Fox has ordered series pickups with Zooey Deschanel-starring comedy The New Girl (formerly titled Chicks and Dicks), as well as dramas Alcatraz from J.J. Abrams, Bones' spinoff The Finder, and Jaime Pressly-starring I Hate My Teenage Daughter. To make room for the new shows, Fox cancelled Breaking In, Traffic Light, The Chicago Code, Lie to Me, and sophomore Human Target.

In The New Girl, Zooey Deschanel stars as "a quirky teacher who moves in with three guys - the cynic, the player and the man-child - after being dumped." Jake M. Johnson, Max Greenfield, and Damon Wayans Jr. play the three guys; Hannah Simone also stars. No Strings Attached writer Elizabeth Meriwether created the series. Jake Kasdan (Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story) directed the single-camera pilot.

From J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Prods. and Warner Bros. TV, Alcatraz is a crime drama revolving around Alcatraz and the team investigating the mysterious reappearance of its 1960s inhabitants in the present.

The Finder is a Bones spinoff from sister studio 20th TV, and centers on a military-trained "finder" (Geoff Stults) who helps locate lost items or persons in the Florida Keys.

The sitcom I Hate My Teenage Daughter starring Jaime Pressly and Katie Finnerman is also "a go."


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  1. Space101

    I really hope your right! It seems a waste for nothing...

    3 years agoby @space101Flag

  2. Dan

    @fanboy@space101@jptheredskull@ghostman Maybe TNT will save Chicago Code. I hear they save cop shows from time to time (Southland).

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  3. Space101

    No more Chicago Code!?!?! WTF?!?! I loved that show...it just gets better and better! I was really looking forward to a second season :(

    3 years agoby @space101Flag

  4. fanboy

    Damn, I was actually really enjoying The Chicago Code

    3 years agoby @fanboyFlag

  5. Pjwolsker

    @jptheredskull Breakin In might get saved. FOX is sitting down with the producers of the show and talking about saving it. Rosenbaum said it himself on twitter

    3 years agoby @pjwolskerFlag

  6. J.P.

    @ghostman I agree. I actually like The Chicago Code more than Law and Order and that alot coming from me.

    3 years agoby @jptheredskullFlag

  7. Ghostman

    @jptheredskull sounds good! lets save The Chicago Code (I luv cop dramas!)

    3 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  8. N8byrne

    Human Target was getting better with each episode. Breaking makes me laugh out loud (give it some time a$$hats). It's crap like this that makes me want to stop watching anything associated with Fox networks. They cancel way too many good shows.

    3 years agoby @n8byrneFlag

  9. Pjwolsker

    son of a bitch.. Human Target was one of my favorite shows out there. thats messed up. Breaking In was pretty good too. Michael Rosenbaum and Christian Slater were hilarious in it

    3 years agoby @pjwolskerFlag

  10. Forrestgump1

    I loved Traffic Light .. was a good sitcom .. but lets face it on FOX if your name i'sent "House" or "Glee" your done .. i guarantee those new shows listed above will be cancelled soon enough .. so i'm not going to watch them

    3 years agoby @forrestgump1Flag

  11. Diaigma

    Fox = cancellation central :P

    3 years agoby @diaigmaFlag

  12. Corey W.

    Human Target was an awesome show. Jackie Earle Haley was priceless on it. Dear Fox, you suck. Cancel House, cause its been on far too long. And Lie to Me has been cancelled three times already, its about time these basterds stuck with.

    3 years agoby @coreyFlag

  13. Ghostman

    at least Fringe was saved, thank god!

    3 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  14. XSSIV

    Sh*t that SUCKS! Human Target was one of my must-watch shows. It was getting better all the time. I've got the whole season of Chicago Code DVR'd - was going to catch it in the summer... Maybe I'll just delete it now. No reason to get invested in something that's been sh*t-canned. Breaking In sucked, anyway, so no biggie there. Lie to Me was also a great one. Roth is brilliant in it. Seems like the writers were starting to get lost in it, though.

    Still RIP Human Target and Lie to Me. You'll be missed.

    3 years agoby @xssivFlag

  15. Superman81

    Yea Fox sucks ass. They could at least move some of the shows to FX. And looks like Michael Rosenbaum should have stayed on Smallville cause every show he has done since he left has been cancelled. I'm glad he is back for the series finale though. He is the best Lex and the most evil.

    3 years agoby @superman81Flag

  16. ElMasChingon

    f*ck man i loved human target... guerrero was awesome, and we were barely gonna see what the story with his kid was... f*ck this man

    3 years agoby @elmaschingonFlag

  17. the Narrator

    It's fox...

    3 years agoby @narratorFlag

  18. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    WHAT??????? FFFFFFFFF god damn it!!!!! The Chicago Code is awesome and Human Target too? Vete pal carajo FOX

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  19. CelluloidDreams

    Honestly never heard of these shows!!

    3 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  20. thrashnasty190

    Man I was starting to get into Breaking In, f*ck fox

    3 years agoby @thrashnasty190Flag

  21. Justhim_sir

    Breaking in was ok watch the 1st ep on hulu, traffic light which I watch the ending looked like perfect couples but with better lighting, lie to me started losing its appeal, human target sucked, and the chicago code I'll watch on hulu or netflix too many cops on and there's a certain amount i watch.

    3 years agoby @justhim-sirFlag

  22. Ahraman

    Breaking In has been okay, but nothing special. I like the characters but I always prefer more realistic comedy shows, with some actual drama included. Human Target had the potential to be something more but cheesy writing/acting irritated me. It had its moments but I don't know why it was given a second season tbh.

    3 years agoby @ahramanFlag

  23. Writer220

    If Buffy can do it so can The Human Target. That show should move to NBC or one of the other channels.

    3 years agoby @writer220Flag

  24. Writer220

    Not again I liked Human Target a lot. Its high time that Fox gets canceled and the last time I heard Hugh didn't want to continue with House since he was getting fed up with the character.

    3 years agoby @writer220Flag

  25. ejk1

    I will miss Human Target.

    3 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  26. J.P.

    @lane1 Poor Rosenbaum. He supposed to be doing an interview with AOTS about the show today; I guess that's out of the question. Well, at least my to favorite comedic actresses (Zooey Deschanel and Kat Dennings) will both have their own tv shows albeit on different channels.

    3 years agoby @jptheredskullFlag

  27. Messenger

    I enjoyed Lie to Me but it just didn't have a good story arc. It relied to much on episodic stories to keep going.

    3 years agoby @messengerFlag

  28. Lane

    *long sigh*

    3 years agoby @lane1Flag

  29. Dan

    @lane1 I know, (wo)man. My brother and I were giving Chicago Code a chance, and, well, I guess not anymore.

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag