The axe has begun falling in the US ahead of the Upfronts that will reveal new Fall programming.
FOX has axed five series, the most profile of which in Australia is Lie to Me, starring Tim Roth and screened by TEN.
Human Target, which starred Mark Valley, has also been axed. Though the show was considerably revamped for this season, the series struggled to gain ground in the ratings. It aired in Australia on GO!
Christian Slater’s Breaking In was also axed. Following his previous shows The Forgotten and My Own Worst Enemy he now has three shows that have failed to ignite.
FOX also axed cop drama The Chicago Code and the comedy Traffic Light, based on an Israeli series.
But FOX did announce a series orders for the Bones spin-off The Finder and to J.J. Abrams new prison mystery drama Alcatraz, and picking up two new comedies starring Zooey Deschanel and Jaime Pressly.