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2011-05-11 09:11:24 AM  
...and the Simpsons, the show that wouldn't die.
 
2011-05-11 09:12:01 AM  
As a guy born and raised in Chicago I liked seeing the city in Chicago code but I hated the whole "lets go after the alderman bit".

/Every Chicagoan knows corruption is out there and we don't go after it
//Wishes more TV shows where shot in the city
///Wants to see more of Jennifer Beals
 
2011-05-11 09:14:13 AM  
That's it. I'm done with Fox. I came back to them because of Human Target -- I thought, I'll give this a chance. I'm a fan of the comic, and a fan of two of the actors (Mark Valley and Jackie Earle Haley). And I was interested in The Chicago Code ... that would have been an off-season pickup for me.

I was/am pissed about Firefly. I'm doubly pissed about Human Target.

Fark you, Fox. Fark you and your stupid over-the-hill animated crap that hasn't been funny in 10 farking years but will be renewed into infinity. Fark Joe Buck. Fark you, you stupid farking farks.

I will never watch another new series on farking Fox. Ever.

Assholes.
 
2011-05-11 09:17:39 AM  
Bah. I can't see IGN at work. Anything really notable cancelled?
 
2011-05-11 09:18:17 AM  
Fark, Breaking In was great. It had this whole madcap Community meets Leverage feel to it.
 
2011-05-11 09:20:45 AM  
Aw man, I was really enjoying Breaking In... But I don't watch anything else on Fox anyways, so meh.
 
2011-05-11 09:21:55 AM  
this_is_ace 2011-05-11 09:14:13 AM That's it. I'm done with Fox. I came back to them because of Human Target -- I thought, I'll give this a chance. I'm a fan of the comic, and a fan of two of the actors (Mark Valley and Jackie Earle Haley). And I was interested in The Chicago Code ... that would have been an off-season pickup for me.
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Human Target is the most unrealistic crap ever put to camera.

It makes Live Free or Die Hard seem completely plausible.
 
2011-05-11 09:24:30 AM  

jake3988: this_is_ace 2011-05-11 09:14:13 AM That's it. I'm done with Fox. I came back to them because of Human Target -- I thought, I'll give this a chance. I'm a fan of the comic, and a fan of two of the actors (Mark Valley and Jackie Earle Haley). And I was interested in The Chicago Code ... that would have been an off-season pickup for me.
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Human Target is the most unrealistic crap ever put to camera.

It makes Live Free or Die Hard seem completely plausible.


Hyperbole much? If it's not your cup of tea, that's fine. But it was fun, escapist stuff. I'm going to miss it.
 
2011-05-11 09:26:46 AM  
What about bobs burgers?
 
2011-05-11 09:26:55 AM  
Same thing here... "Can't See IGN from work".

Anyone got a list?
 
2011-05-11 09:29:50 AM  
OK, be honest here: Was anyone even aware there was a show called "Traffic Light" on Fox?

A new relationship comedy created by Bob Fisher about three longtime friends and their attempts to balance their committed relationships with their desire for freedom. The ensemble comedy stars Nelson Franklin, David Denman, Kris Marshall, Liza Lapira and Alexandra Breckenridge and reveals how friendships and romances enhance - and further complicate - the lives of men and the women who love them.

Wow. You could have written an episode of this series by just pulling random words out of a People magazine.
 
2011-05-11 09:30:26 AM  

eljibarito: As a guy born and raised in Chicago I liked seeing the city in Chicago code but I hated the whole "lets go after the alderman bit".

/Every Chicagoan knows corruption is out there and we don't go after it
//Wishes more TV shows where shot in the city
///Wants to see more of Jennifer Beals


I watched the first episode and thought they were trying too hard to be Chicago-y. The Gibson's sign, expressway names, for god's sake the main character--a Sox guy--had a fight with his new partner because the new partner was a Cubs fan. Every other line had the phrase "in this city" shoehorned in.

It made Entourage look like a subtle, nuanced glance at Southern California.

But when they weren't trying to establish that they were in Chicago, the writing was good so it's kinda too bad it got canceled.
 
2011-05-11 09:31:21 AM  

jake3988: this_is_ace 2011-05-11 09:14:13 AM That's it. I'm done with Fox. I came back to them because of Human Target -- I thought, I'll give this a chance. I'm a fan of the comic, and a fan of two of the actors (Mark Valley and Jackie Earle Haley). And I was interested in The Chicago Code ... that would have been an off-season pickup for me.
==========================================================

Human Target is the most unrealistic crap ever put to camera.

It makes Live Free or Die Hard seem completely plausible.


imgs.xkcd.com
 
2011-05-11 09:31:28 AM  
Canceled:

Human Target (after the mess that was Season 2; not surprised)
Breaking In (Christian Slater curse?)
Lie to Me (Never saw it)
The Chicago Code (dammit so much; second straight one and done from Shawn Ryan)
Traffic Light (Never saw it)

Picked up:

Alcatraz (J.J. Abrams show about people who disappear from...wait for it...Alcatraz)
The New Girl (half hour comedy about a teacher who moves in with three guys; stars Zooey Deschanel)
Finder (Bones spin-off)
I Hate My Teenage Daughter (Jamie Pressley as a mom who realizes that her daughter is just like the girls that tormented her in high school)
 
2011-05-11 09:31:51 AM  
Fringe and Bob's Burgers saved, while a bunch of procedurals were cancelled? Why do I feel like I'm in the Red Universe?
 
2011-05-11 09:33:46 AM  
damn. FOX wasn't farkin around.

I'll miss Human Target, the first season anyway
 
2011-05-11 09:33:53 AM  

Reyito: Same thing here... "Can't See IGN from work".

Anyone got a list?


Human Target, Chicago Code, Breaking In, Lie to Me, and Traffic Light all toast. Stay tuned next for Formulaic Talent Show #4, followed by Mediocre Animated Archie Bunker Ripoff.
 
2011-05-11 09:37:16 AM  

zekeburger: I Hate My Teenage Daughter (Jamie Pressley as a mom who realizes that her daughter is just like the girls that tormented her in high school)


I liked her on Earl so I'm willing to give it a shot.
 
2011-05-11 09:38:26 AM  

Time Traveling Bunnies: I'll miss Human Target, the first season anyway


Ditto, RIP first season of Human Target. It always ruins it when they make the entire show about Poochie.

t0.gstatic.com
 
2011-05-11 09:39:23 AM  

this_is_ace: jake3988: this_is_ace 2011-05-11 09:14:13 AM That's it. I'm done with Fox. I came back to them because of Human Target -- I thought, I'll give this a chance. I'm a fan of the comic, and a fan of two of the actors (Mark Valley and Jackie Earle Haley). And I was interested in The Chicago Code ... that would have been an off-season pickup for me.
==========================================================

Human Target is the most unrealistic crap ever put to camera.

It makes Live Free or Die Hard seem completely plausible.

Hyperbole much? If it's not your cup of tea, that's fine. But it was fun, escapist stuff. I'm going to miss it.


This - I'm very bummed HT won't be back. The three leads had a lot of fun chemistry.
 
2011-05-11 09:40:26 AM  

zekeburger: The New Girl (half hour comedy about a teacher who moves in with three guys; stars Zooey Deschanel)



This is relevant to my interests.
 
2011-05-11 09:41:09 AM  

zekeburger: The New Girl (half hour comedy about a teacher who moves in with three guys; stars Zooey Deschanel)


That this isn't premiering on Showtime = missed opportunity of the century.
 
2011-05-11 09:42:29 AM  

zekeburger: Canceled:

Human Target (after the mess that was Season 2; not surprised)
Breaking In (Christian Slater curse?)
Lie to Me (Never saw it)
The Chicago Code (dammit so much; second straight one and done from Shawn Ryan)
Traffic Light (Never saw it)

Picked up:

Alcatraz (J.J. Abrams show about people who disappear from...wait for it...Alcatraz)
The New Girl (half hour comedy about a teacher who moves in with three guys; stars Zooey Deschanel)
Finder (Bones spin-off)
I Hate My Teenage Daughter (Jamie Pressley as a mom who realizes that her daughter is just like the girls that tormented her in high school)


Thanks for posting - I couldn't see the list, either.

FFFFFFFUUUUUU Fox. Breaking in was actually funny. And Human Target season 1 and early season 2 was good. If they hadn't introduced Poochy, it might have survived.
 
2011-05-11 09:45:08 AM  

zekeburger:

Picked up:

Alcatraz (J.J. Abrams show about people who disappear from...wait for it...Alcatraz)
The New Girl (half hour comedy about a teacher who moves in with three guys; stars Zooey Deschanel)
Finder (Bones spin-off)
I Hate My Teenage Daughter (Jamie Pressley as a mom who realizes that her daughter is just like the girls that tormented her in high school)


Wrong Finder. The one I'm thinking of would have made a terrible non-cable show anyway.
 
2011-05-11 09:45:45 AM  
Reasons like this that I very rarely start watching a TV show from season 1 now.

Since I'm not one of the few people whose ratings count, there's no reason to subject myself to liking a TV show only to have it canceled on a cliffhanger.
 
2011-05-11 09:45:55 AM  
Uh-oh. When I break the news to my wife about Lie to Me, Fox will not have felt a wrath of the like since...well, since she found out that they cancelled Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

/Seriously, folks. If it's on Fox, don't get invested.
 
2011-05-11 09:47:24 AM  
"Lie to Me" spent too much time wasting Tim Roth's talent. It always seemed that they tried to stretch 40 minutes of material into a hour long show.

In other news it looks like next year will be the last for "House". (new window)
 
2011-05-11 09:48:57 AM  
Chicago Code was a really promising show, but J Beals wasn't as good as she usually is. Didn't feel like she brought her A-game to the show, too much of the voice-cracking indignant schtick. To be fair, the writers didn't give her enough space to develop her character, compared to the other cops.
 
2011-05-11 09:50:32 AM  
I'm done with Fox, this is the last straw. I've just got into Breaking In and the Chicago Code was decent. Simpsons is already a cancer ridden senior that needs a mercy-killing, Family Guy stopped being funny years ago, Cleveland Show is retarded, and American Dad has become the "Everyone look at Roger!" show. Bob's Burgers was mildly amusing (yes I said it), but it doesn't really need another season.

tl;dr: Good stuff gets killed, crap floats to the top of the toilet bowl that is Fox.
 
2011-05-11 09:51:02 AM  
So long as Bones and Fringe continue, I remain happy.
 
2011-05-11 09:58:31 AM  

jake3988: this_is_ace 2011-05-11 09:14:13 AM That's it. I'm done with Fox. I came back to them because of Human Target -- I thought, I'll give this a chance. I'm a fan of the comic, and a fan of two of the actors (Mark Valley and Jackie Earle Haley). And I was interested in The Chicago Code ... that would have been an off-season pickup for me.
==========================================================

Human Target is the most unrealistic crap ever put to camera.

It makes Live Free or Die Hard seem completely plausible.


I liked it in its first season. It had a good "Bourne Identity" vibe and there really aren't any good straight-out action shows on TV these days. Then they retooled it in the second season and it seemed to become a lot more of a generic action-comedy heist show. I lost interest.

Also, Mark Valley needed to hit the farking gym. He's got a square jaw and with the right clothing he can look buff, but the one time I recall him taking his shirt off it was like his whole body was Michael Douglass' face.

Oh, and who names one of the primary characters "Pucci"? Did they intentionally name a late-addition character designed to save the show after a Simpsons parody of a late-addition character to save the Itchy and Scratchy show?
 
2011-05-11 09:59:55 AM  
Kind of sad to see Breaking In, Human Target and The Chicago Code canceled. I think all of those shows especially Human Target and Chicago Code could do well on FX or USA.

It sucks that those shows get canceled yet Bobs unfunny Burgers lives on. I think FOX execs are kids who have ADD and hoped up on sugar because they refuse to let a show grow and gain viewers. If it doesn't pop right out of the gate they are done with it. There are a lot of classic shows that would of never been classics if these morons were the ones in charge
 
2011-05-11 10:00:11 AM  

Twist2005: Fark, Breaking In was great. It had this whole madcap Community meets Leverage feel to it.


Funny, 'Breaking In' instantly reminded me of 'Scrubs'. And not in a good way.
 
2011-05-11 10:01:15 AM  
If I'm not mistaken Breaking In is made by Adam Sandlers production company. That is one of their first failures considering he has been making hand over fist on all of his movies.
 
2011-05-11 10:03:17 AM  

this_is_ace: I was/am pissed about Firefly.


Jesus Christ.
 
2011-05-11 10:03:44 AM  
Also, I speak as a native Chicagoan, they need to stop making dramatic TV shows centered around Chicago. Chicago Hope, the Chicago Code and anything else gritty and dramatic set in Chicago. They just need to stop.

It's the greatest farkin' city on Earth but the rest of America only sees it as a cesspool of corruption, pain and lawlessness that they can't relate to. People don't want to watch that the same way they want to watch the exact same stories and characters set in New York City, Los Angeles, Miami, or Las Vegas.

The setting matters - that's why you don't see too many police procedurals set in Columbus, Ohio.
 
2011-05-11 10:04:25 AM  

TheGhostofFarkPast: If I'm not mistaken Breaking In is made by Adam Sandlers production company. That is one of their first failures considering he has been making hand over fist on all of his movies.


Is Slater the new McGinley?
 
2011-05-11 10:07:26 AM  
Well, at least Raising Hope survived.
 
2011-05-11 10:09:51 AM  

Pentaxian: "Lie to Me" spent too much time wasting Tim Roth's talent. It always seemed that they tried to stretch 40 minutes of material into a hour long show.


You do realize that an hour long episode on TV actually only has ~42 minutes of material, right?
 
2011-05-11 10:14:17 AM  
"Raising Hope" safe for now. Very satisfied.

Now that "Lie to Me" and "Chicago Code" have been cancelled, can they move "Fringe" back next to "Bones"?
 
2011-05-11 10:15:59 AM  

Vash's Apprentice: zekeburger: I Hate My Teenage Daughter (Jamie Pressley as a mom who realizes that her daughter is just like the girls that tormented her in high school)

I liked her on Earl so I'm willing to give it a shot.


She was on Raising Hope last night. No mention of that show. It's on before Traffic light, I hope it doesn't get cancelled by association. (No pun intended)
 
2011-05-11 10:16:18 AM  
I have not watched FOX since they canceled Family Guy.

/Never Forget
 
2011-05-11 10:18:55 AM  

QifutuWahuta: I'm done with Fox, this is the last straw. I've just got into Breaking In and the Chicago Code was decent. Simpsons is already a cancer ridden senior that needs a mercy-killing, Family Guy stopped being funny years ago, Cleveland Show is retarded, and American Dad has become the "Everyone look at Roger!" show. Bob's Burgers was mildly amusing (yes I said it), but it doesn't really need another season.

tl;dr: Good stuff gets killed, crap floats to the top of the toilet bowl that is Fox.


There's really no point in getting angry about cheap shows that draw decent ratings. None of those shows are getting taken off unless they upset the censors, start doing Dollhouse-level awful in the ratings or Seth McFarland/Matt Groening demand huge pay increases.

/Mostly agree with your post. Though I've never liked American Dad
//I have enjoyed an episode or two of The Cleveland Show, though
///Guilty pleasure. "Love Rollercoaster" was their best IMO
 
2011-05-11 10:18:56 AM  
What about Sons of Tuscon?
 
2011-05-11 10:19:52 AM  

MandM: She was on Raising Hope last night. No mention of that show


It has been renewed
 
2011-05-11 10:26:13 AM  

jake3988: Human Target is the most unrealistic crap ever put to camera.

It makes Live Free or Die Hard seem completely plausible.


And I didn't mind at all. It was a hell of a lot of fun. I'm going to miss it.
 
2011-05-11 10:26:56 AM  
Woo-Hoo!
 
2011-05-11 10:30:41 AM  

Weigard: this_is_ace: I was/am pissed about Firefly.

Jesus Christ.


THIS.

/Whedonite
 
2011-05-11 10:31:08 AM  

zekeburger: Finder (Bones spin-off)


I'm mildly interested in this show. The main guy was kind of a kick, kind of like watching a more attractive version of Monk. Micheal Clark Duncan is always a winner to me. The only weak spot for me seems to be that chick. Normally I find accents fun and sexy on women, but her's is just abrasive somehow and I don't care for it. And besides, her character is also abrasive.

Still, I'm interested in it. Always enjoy a good procedural show if they have quirky characters.
 
2011-05-11 10:31:45 AM  
Damnit, I liked Breaking In.
 
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