Fox renews ‘Fringe’ but cancels ‘Chicago Code,’ ‘Human Target’ and more


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The networks don’t officially announce their schedules until next week, but word leaked out late Tuesday about the first round of cancellations and pickups over at Fox.

Among the current shows that were ‘on the bubble’ (that is, in jeopardy), Fox is reportedly renewing another season of ‘Fringe.’ But all its other endangered shows are headed for the rubbish heap in a massive housecleaning: the dramas ‘Chicago Code,’ ‘Human Target’ and ‘Lie to Me’ plus the comedies ‘Breaking In’ and ‘Traffic Light.’


Meanwhile, the network has made series orders for ‘The New Girl,’ with Zooey Deschanel as a lovelorn teacher, and ‘I Hate My Teenage Daughter,’ with Jaime Pressly. Also, the time-travel drama ‘Alcatraz’ looks headed for the schedule, as does the ‘Bones’ spin-off ‘Finder.’

Reached for comment, a Fox spokeswoman said, ‘We’re not confirming or denying any pickups/cancellations until we announce our schedule on Monday.’

Looks like it’ll be old news by then.


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