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Fox giveth and it taketh away. In the wake of picking up several new series to order, the network has axed three shows — the action-packed Human Target, crime drama The Chicago Code, and freshman comedy Breaking In, Deadline reports.
Human Target, starring Mark Valley, only averaged 6.33 million viewers in its second season, while The Chicago Code averaged 6.77 million viewers in the 11 episodes aired so far. According to HitFix, the remaining episodes will still air. As for the Bret Harrison workplace comedy Breaking In, it's averaged 7.83 million viewers over the five episodes that have aired.
11 Promising Pilots starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Will Arnett and more!
In happier news, Fox is the first network to reveal its series orders for the comedies I Hate My Teenage Daughter and The New Girl and dramas Finder and Alcatraz.
In Teenage Daughter, two women (Jaime Pressly and Katie Finneran) fret that their daughters are turning into the type of girls who picked on them in high school. Sherry Bilsing-Graham and Ellen Kreamer will executive-produce. Eric Sheffer Stevens, Kristi Lauren, Aisha Coleman, Kevin Rahm and Chad Coleman will also star.
The New Girl (which TVGuide.com had spotlighted as one of its 11 Promising Pilots) stars Zooey Deschanel as a brokenhearted elementary school teacher who moves away from her ex and instead bunks with three unruly guys. She'll be the second Deschanel on the Fox network, joining her sister Emily who stars on Bones.
The Bones spin-off: Will the show's fans like Finder?
Speaking of Bones, the forensic drama's spin-off Finder follows a former military policeman (Geoff Stults) with the ability to find anything. Saffron Burrows and Michael Clarke Duncan also star. The characters were introduced in a Bones episode in April. Hart Hanson wrote the pilot and will executive-produce.
Finally, Alcatraz centers on a cop (Sarah Jones) and a team of FBI agents who track down a group of missing Alcatraz prisoners and guards who reappear in the present day after disappearing 30 years earlier. J.J. Abrams will executive-produce and Liz Sarnoff (Lost) will be the showrunner. Jorge Garcia, Sam Neill, Jonny Coyne, Jason Butler Harner, Parminder Nagra, Santiago Cabrera and Robert Forster also star.
Man this sucks. Human Target has to be one of the best shows on TV. Fox must be out of their minds to cancel it. I mean this show has got it all: a great cast of characters, plenty of action, and some good humor. Oh well there goes another great show.