UPDATE 9:30PM: CIA comedy The Station too is now officially dead. Executive producer Ben Stiller tweeted the news tonight. “I like to produce a failed pilot for Fox about once every ten years,” he wrote. “Latest was the Station. Written directed and acted by a great group.”
UPDATE 6:30PM: And Most Likely To Succeed too is now officially dead at Fox. This one had a lot of fans.
UPDATE 4:15PM: Also dead are comedies Tax Man and Strange Brew.
UPDATE 2:30PM: Breakout Kings, a surprising early frontrunner after great testing scores, is now dead at Fox. The procedural will probably be shopped elsewhere. Also dead is Breaking In, the comedy pilot starring Christian Slater.
PREVIOUS 11:30AM: Fox just picked up comedy pilots Keep Hope Alive and Traffic Light to series. Dramas Lone Star (form. Midland) and Shawn Ryan’s Ridealong also have been ordered. And on the bubble series front, Lie To Me and Human Target both are being renewed for 13 episodes. Word is Chuck executive producer Matt Miller will be joining Human Target as an executive producer and co-showrunner alongside Jonathan Steinberg. As for the remaining Fox pilots in contention, I hear Breakout Kings, which had been competing with Ridealong for a slot, is not looking good despite its high testing marks. Comedies Most Likely To Succeed and Mitch Hurwitz/Will Arnett’s Wilde Kingdom are still in the mix.
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