FOX Up Fronts – Monday

The Up Fronts for the main five networks start tomorrow, and here’s a look where we stand, starting with FOX.  Stay tuned Monday for their official fall schedule.  In the meantime, here is what we know going into the big week –

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First things first, let’s get some renewals out of the way –

  • BONES has been renewed (after what seems like forever), and not just for season 5, but season 6!
  • LIE TO ME is coming back for season 2 – 13 episodes.
  • FRINGE will have a full season 2!!  So excited to see what they do next!
  • DOLLHOUSE is coming back for a 13 episode 2nd season.
  • Summer favorite SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE will air a 6th season in the fall!!

They’ve reportedly given pick up orders to a handful of new shows, too –

  • HUMAN TARGET, starring Mark Valley, Chi McBride, and Jackie Earle Haley – a show based on the DC Comic of the same name, about Christopher Chance, a man who becomes a human target, tackling hostage situations, murders for hire, etc.
  • SONS OF TUCSON, starring Tyler Labine (this show is actually second to his REAPER commitment, should that come back) – the show about three kids who hire a hustler (Labine) to play their father, while their real dad is in white-collar prison.
  • PAST LIFE – a team of investigators use clients’ past lives to solve their cases.
  • BROTHER, starring Michael Strahan – about a brother who comes home from the NFL to hang around his brother, the brother that never made it into the NFL!  Has “classic” written all over it. <–sarcasm.

Nothing official yet, but it’s being reported that TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES has been cancelled, and the studio has stopped shopping it around.  I don’t want to say that’s 100% until I hear the word from the network…but it sounds final.