Upfront Week: Fox

Full line up HERE

Renewed: A shock to some most, Dollhouse (for 13 eps), 24, American Dad, American Idol, Family Guy, Fringe, Kitchen Nightmares, Lie to Me (also 13 eps), The Simpsons, ‘Til Death, Bones (for 2 seasons), House

Cancelled: King of the Hill, Prison Break, Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles, Sit Down Shut Up (can’t find an official word, but also can’t see it listed on the new schedule)

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15 thoughts on “Upfront Week: Fox

  1. I would have expected Terminator to be a good show – but oddly, they managed to take the landmark non-stop action film idea and fill it with ponderous, dull, somber conversations – conversations often involving the Terminators themselves.

    In one of the last episodes they actually had Terminator playing Dungeons and Dragons and rolling a tetrahedral die – hitting a 20 every single time. Devastating.

    I thought that scene, more than anything else, encapsulated the whole problem with the show.

  2. Danithew,

    Maybe you have a point, but, I kind of thought that TSCCC was moving in a better direction for the franchise. I think the action was getting a little old, and I was looking for more story and character development. The show might have been lacking a little too much in the action department though.

    Still, I’m looking forward to the new movie…

    So, why is House in the unknown category? How is it that Prison Break can keep itself going?

  3. I think the most important Fox news is they are putting SYTYCD on in the fall in Idol’s spring spot.

  4. Ian, you might have a point – there are only so many times that a plot-line can end in an industrial area with heavy equipment or molten metal that will conveniently help to dispatch a Terminator.

    But I think it’s also a bit problematic when character development involves a brutal hunt-and-pursue killing machine.

  5. The last two episodes of Bones were very, very strange. It was all due to one of the main chars having a brain tumor and accompanying hallucinations (involving conversations with a cartoon character).

    Maybe there was a need felt to insert some drama somehow – but personally I preferred it when they stuck with the normal format where a murder case arises and the team uses forensics to figure out what happened.

  6. I’m planning on checking out Glee this week which has already made the fall schedule on Wed nights after SYTYCD.

  7. I’m surprised Lie to Me was picked up. I tried watching and wasn’t impressed. Fringe was this year to me what Chuck was last year to me. I kept threatening to quit and then it kind of grew on me.

    House had a very weird and surreal ending. I’m not sure what I thought about this season. The ending seemed quasi-based on The Seven Percent Solution where Holmes is delusional due to his addiction.

  8. BTW – I think they should put 24 out of its misery myself. Or change the format so it’s not minute by minute.

  9. House had a very weird and surreal ending. I’m not sure what I thought about this season. The ending seemed quasi-based on The Seven Percent Solution where Holmes is delusional due to his addiction.

    I thought House was really strong this season. The suicide episode was strange, but handled fairly well. I liked the last three episodes a lot. House has been going for far too long with his drug addiction and self-destructive behavior without any sort of consequences, so I thought it was a fitting.

    I’ll have to check out the last few episodes of Bones. This season wasn’t particularly great and at times was downright bad. The finale can’t be worse that last year’s finale (the dreaded Gormagon conclusion), which I rank as among the worst season finales I’ve ever seen.

    I don’t think it’s been mentioned here yet, but Terminiator: Sarah Connor Chronicles has been canceled.

  10. I don’t

    think it’s been mentioned here yet, but Terminiator: Sarah Connor Chronicles has been canceled.

    Oops. Didn’t notice this was a whole new thread. Sorry about that.

  11. Well, I hope after four seasons they finally figured out how to break out of prison.

    What? It happened at the end of season one?

    I’m hoping that they’re keeping Dollhouse around next season just to give Jack Bauer the chance to take down the organization with extreme prejudice. Seriously, I want to see every character on that show killed off.

  12. I’m hoping that they’re keeping Dollhouse around next season just to give Jack Bauer the chance to take down the organization with extreme prejudice. Seriously, I want to see every character on that show killed off.

    I’d settle for someone taking out Topher.

  13. I’d like to see everyone on 24 killed off, but somehow, I don’t think even that would stop Jack Bauer from returning from the grave to exact vengeance and save the world. I mean, he’s already been killed once, right?

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