Fox cancels 4 shows...

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    mrdazzo7

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    hefe

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    Code gone?

    I was liking it...

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    markz

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    Connersville...
    I liked Chicago Code and Human Target. :(
     
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    laria

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    I like Human Target. :(

    Also, the article has been updated and Lie to Me has also been canceled.
     
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    innocentfreak

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    Wow Burn in Hell Fox.

    I am trying to figure out what is left on Fox I watch now.
     
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    LoadStar

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    I really liked "Breaking In." A shame that they didn't give it more of a chance. (I thought it was doing reasonably well in the ratings?)
     
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    madscientist

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    Boo, I watched three of those (never tried Traffic Light). I always enjoy Christian Slater, and Chicago Code was pretty good.

    Human Target seemed like it had run its course somewhat: I liked the first season much better than the second. Still it was fun.

    Really bummed about the other two.
     
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    innocentfreak

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    It wasn't doing well and combined with Idol being down in the ratings, it didn't get people to stick around.

    I never thought it was in a good spot after Idol. The people I know who watch Idol wouldn't watch it and the people who would watch Breaking In skip Idol.
     
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    RichardHead

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    bihf!!!!!!!!!
     
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    murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

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    Crap, how am I going to get my Mark Valley fix now? :(
     
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    JYoung

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    It wasn't doing that bad in the ratings (scored a 2.4 in 18-49 last week) but it's retention of the Idol audience was very bad (Idol scored a 6.6 in comparison).

    I agree that pairing it with Idol was a bad idea.

    None of the others are surprising as they were struggling in the ratings.
     
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    appleye1

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    Damn, three of those, Human Target, Chicago Code, and Traffic Light, I really liked and I'm starting to get into Breaking In.

    I don't know what is wrong with network shows these days. I know there are a lot of crappy shows that get low ratings and deserve to get cancelled, but there are also a lot of good shows that also get low ratings. What is responsible for that? Is it poor marketing or are Americans just too stupid to recognize good TV? :mad:
     
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    DavidTigerFan

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    I don't understand why they didn't give Lie to Me more help. They played half seasons, used it in the middle of summer, and basically pulled a Firefly on it. Just seems like they could have done better by it.
     
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    jschuur

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    I love Traffic Light. I just paused it to post this comment.

    But it it takes tossing Traffic Light into the fire to fuel a new Fringe season, I'm OK with that. Can they add Liza Lapira to Fringe though?
     
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    marksman

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    I can almost accept the depression of having Breaking In, Traffic Light, Human Target and Chicago Code being cancelled in exchange for Lie To Me being cancelled.

    I am upset about Breaking In, Traffic Light and Human Target the most, I have not stayed up to date with Chicago Code, but I despised the existence of Lie To Me at some point.
     
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    marksman

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    The problem with network execs is they have all-or-nothing accountability for their decisions on which shows to air. They don't have any specific accountability for individual shows in the short term, even thouigh they specifically choose them to air. I couldn't imagine having so little confidence in what I did for a living that I would totally just leave it up to the general public to 99% decide what happens. It just seems a weird way to run a business as an alleged expert.

    They do have accountability from the standpoint of once they fail enough times they get fired... but it seems to me that tv execs need to spend more time supporting and grooming shows they see and actually think should be successful. This roulette wheel of tv is just silly.

    I am not saying any show deserves to be on more than another, I just think it is dumb the execs don't really actually support their own choices and decisions, but will take all the credit when something ends up working.
     
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    JYoung

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    Lie to Me was always summer fare though (in fact it was a summer replacement, IIRC).
    It didn't do that well during the regular year in the ratings.

    Law & Order: Los Angeles is a classic case of NBC screwing up though.

    They rush it out where pulls low (well lower than SVU) but ok ratings but decide to pull it for months for retooling, which only made the show worse IMO and when it came back, it totally tanked in the ratings.
    Poor Alana de la Garza. Has the original series canceled on her. then comes out to LA to work on the new one, which is most likely canceled as well.

    Not sure about the Wonder Woman pickup.
    I don't think David E. Kelly understands the character or genre.
     
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    photoshopgrl

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    I'm starting to wonder why anyone bothers watching new shows on Fox. I'm so mad about Breaking In. It might not have been keeping the lead in from Idol but what show could?!?! It was doing really well though. Slater is perfection in that role and now he has another canceled show. Ugh. I'm so pissed right now.
     
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    cheesesteak

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    I watch but definitely won't miss the Chicago Code. I will miss Human Target, even with Ilsa Pucci.
     

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