May 12, 2009
Best Development Season...EVER!
Upfront News: Fox Plans to 'Lie' More
Fox, which kicks off next week's upfront festivities on Monday, is starting to move forward with its plans for the 2009-10 season.
The network has picked up freshman drama "Lie to Me" for a second season, a Fox spokeswoman confirmed. Shawn Ryan ("The Shield") is joining as showrunner. It's unclear what, if anything, this means to the future of Ryan's CBS bubble drama "The Unit."
Meanwhile, industry insiders confirm that Fox has greenlit drama "Human Target" and half-hour "Sons of Tucson." Reports of the pickups were first published on the Web sites of Variety and The Hollywood Reporter earlier this afternoon.
Both "Target" and "Tucson" have long been considered likely candidates for series orders. They join already greenlit Fox fall series "Glee" and "Cleveland."
In kinda sorta related news: E! Online is reporting that Starz has ordered another season of "Party Down," the critical fave from Rob Thomas.