Upfronts week – that time of year when network executives tell advertisers and the world at large what shows they’ll be airing come the new fall season, and we all start wondering which ones will fail first – is coming to an end. And while, for most people, that means they can start thinking about the future, I’d rather think about the past… and the shows that didn’t make it to a new season.
Ahead of its upfront presentation, the network announced five cancellations, including the comics-based action drama Human Target, and four new series, including J.J. Abrams’ Alcatraz. However, Fox decided not to pick up the buzz-generating adaptation Locke & Key.
Fox’s president comments on the chances for renewal for Fringe, Human Target and Lie To Me, three series that haven’t been burning up the Nielsen charts.
Is it time to say goodbye to Human Target? Two weeks of pre-emption doesn’t look good, after all, and switching broadcast days without notice is a sure way to lose viewers. So is there reason to be slightly hopeful about the future of Christopher Chance? And if so, why?
If there’s one thing that 1980s television was good for, it was opening title sequences. Shows back then didn’t just have titles that told you what the show was called, they had the presence of mind to tell you everything you needed to know to watch an episode, even if you’d never heard of the show before. Why don’t more shows do that anymore?
Fox has released photos from the season two premiere of Human Target, the action-drama loosely based on the DC Comics property. The episode, titled “Ilsa Pucci,” introduces a new regular cast member, a recently widowed billionaire who becomes Christopher Chance’s benefactor.
This week’s upfronts revealed what the five main TV networks have planned for this fall. Here’s our breakdown of what to expect, and when to expect it.
In a surprise move, Fox announced today that it’s renewing Human Target and Lie to Me, two dramas that had been on the bubble for the fall season. As recently as yesterday it was believed the network had room for just one of the series on its schedule.