or


[05/12/09 - 05:49 PM]
FOX Renews "Lie to Me," Orders Two Newcomers
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- FOX is on track to renew "Lie to Me" for a second season while newcomers "Human Target" and "Sons of Tucson" have been ordered to series.

The news comes as the network preps for its upfront presentation on Monday.

The "Lie" pickup is said to be for 13 episodes. In addition, Shawn Ryan has been tapped as an executive producer where he'll work alongside Brian Grazer, David Nevins and creator Sam Baum next season. Ryan, who's also an executive producer of "The Unit," is still awaiting the fate of the CBS drama.

"Lie" wraps its season tomorrow night at 8:00/7:00c.

As for the freshman entries, "Target" is a drama based on the DC Comics character of the same name about a troubled bodyguard/private investigator (Mark Valley) who takes on dangerous assignments. Chi McBride and Jackie Earle Haley also star in the Warner Bros. Television-based hour, which Simon West directed from a script by Jon Steinberg. Wonderland Sound and Vision's Peter Johnson and McG also serve as executive producers, as does Brad Kern ("Charmed").

"Tucson" then is a single-camera comedy about a charming but misguided hustler (Tyler Labine) hired by three brothers (Davis Cleveland, Frank Dolce and Troy Gentile) to act as their rich "father" while their real one serves time for a white-collar crime. Greg Bratman and Tommy Dewey co-created the half-hour, which is set up at 20th Century Fox Television. Natalie Martinez also stars while Todd Holland directed the pilot. Harvey Myman, Jason Felts and Justin Berfield of J2TV are the executive producers with Bratman and Dewey serving as supervising producers.

Meanwhile in other FOX news, the network has dumped its low-rated newcomer "Sit Down, Shut Up!" effective immediately.

The series, which was banished to the 7:00/6:00c slot last month, had one more airing scheduled for this Sunday.

A repeat of "King of the Hill" will instead sub in for the animated project. FOX is expected to formally pull the plug of the series once its 2009-10 plans are unveiled next week.

13 episodes have been completed of "Sit Down," meaning at least nine will sit on the shelf.





  [may 2009]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· CHARMED (WB)
· HUMAN TARGET (FOX)
· LIE TO ME (FOX)
· SONS OF TUCSON (FOX)
· UNIT, THE (CBS)











[05/21/15 - 03:43 PM]
Updated: ABC's 2014-15 Primetime Ratings
ABC further spins the numbers for the season to date.

[05/21/15 - 03:27 PM]
Kickstarter Sensation "Kung Fury" Delivers Bad to the Bone 80's Action, Artistry and Hilarity... and El Rey Is the Only Place on Your TV Badass Enough to Show It
An official selection of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, the visually spectacular 30-minute action comedy was created by Swedish filmmaker David Sandberg and backed by the Kickstarter community.

[05/21/15 - 02:26 PM]
Update: NBC Wins the 2014-15 Primetime Season in Adults 18-49, Claims Its Second Consecutive September-to-May Crown
NBC further spins the numbers for the season to date.

[05/21/15 - 02:09 PM]
Final: ABC's 2015 May Sweep Ratings
ABC further spins the numbers for the May sweeps period.

[05/21/15 - 01:40 PM]
Hulu's "The Hotwives of Las Vegas" Cast Announced
The second season is set to premiere exclusively on Hulu and Hulu Plus with episodes to stream weekly starting on Tuesday, August 18.

[05/21/15 - 01:01 PM]
Video: Watch Your Pack! MTV's "Teen Wolf" Season Five Trailer Has Arrived!
Look for the special two night premiere on Monday, June 29 and Tuesday, June 30.

[05/21/15 - 11:21 AM]
The World Premiere of "Jeff Ross Roasts Criminals: Live at Brazos County Jail" Debuts June 13 at 11 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central
For fans that can't wait for Ross' new material, the special will be available on June 13 on CC: Stand-Up Direct.

[05/21/15 - 11:04 AM]
Special Companion Piece Editions of "Extreme Weight Loss" -- "Love Can't Weight" -- To Premiere June 23 on ABC
David Tutera, Rocco DiSpirito and "Duff" Goldman will guest star as part of the couple's "Wedding Dream Team."

[05/21/15 - 10:58 AM]
The Final Broadcast of the "Late Show with David Letterman" Delivers 13.76 Million Viewers - Its Largest Audience Since 1994
CBS spins the late-night numbers for Wednesday, May 20.

[05/21/15 - 10:12 AM]
TLC Signs on for a New Season of "Our Little Family"
The network ordered eight hour-long episodes and a one-hour special with the family answering behind-the-scenes questions, slated to premiere in September 2015.

[05/21/15 - 09:14 AM]
HGTV and DIY Network Renew Five Series
The former's "Island Life" and "Island Hunters" and the latter's "Texas Flip and Move," "Garage Gold" and "Building Alaska" are all due back.

[05/21/15 - 09:02 AM]
USA Network to Air Academy Award(R)-Winning Film "Born on the Fourth of July" with an Introduction by Academy Award-Nominated Actor Tom Cruise
In commemoration of Memorial Day, the groundbreaking film will air on USA Network, Saturday, May 23 at 7/6c and feature a special, new introduction from lead actor Tom Cruise.

[05/21/15 - 08:57 AM]
"Mysteries of Laura" Captures Its Top Results Since February 25
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, May 20.

[05/21/15 - 08:31 AM]
ABC's "500 Questions" Opens Solidly Against CBS' "Survivor" Finale
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, May 20.

[05/21/15 - 08:24 AM]
Fan-Driven Programming Marathon & Twitter Party Planned for "Fixer Upper" on Memorial Day Weekend
In addition, fans of the series can live tweet with stars Chip and Joanna Gaines from 7 p. m. to 8 p.m. ET/PT using #FixerUpper.