The Shield writer-producer Shaun Ryan has been dealt another blow; just months after his show Terriers was canned by Showtime, his cop drama The Chicago Code's been axed by Fox! The 13-part series starts its run on Sky1 tomorrow, so it'll be interesting to see if Brits aware of its demise will bother to tune in
Of more interest to me, action-adventure drama Human Target has also been cancelled by Fox after two turbulent years, which included a major revamp. It's not a show I'm upset about losing, because it had a fair chance to succeed and did everything its format allowed in its lifetime. It's just a little surprising because Human Target was bounced around Fox's schedules but always managed to perform wherever it landed. It was also a bigger hit in the Friday night "death slot" than Fringe. It seems that Fox would prefer to take their chances with brand new shows for the 2011/12 season. I wouldn't be surprised if Target's direct replacement is J.J Abrams' new mystery drama Alcatraz.
Lie To Me, Breaking In and Traffic Light have also been cancelled by Fox.