Fox Grants a Stay of Execution to Previously Canceled Show — 13 Episodes Ordered as Part of a Deal to Get Another Series

Aug 24, 2011  •  Post A Comment

Fox has reversed its decision on a series it previously canceled, and will bring the show back with a new 13-episode order, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The show is the Christian Slater caper comedy "Breaking In," which was given new life as part of a deal in which Fox will get a new comedy series from Adam F. Goldberg, who is also behind “Breaking In.” Both shows are from Sony Pictures TV and are co-produced by Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison.

The new show is a single-camera project that is expected to focus on Goldberg’s 1980s upbringing. Other networks were reportedly interested in it, prompting Fox to sweeten its end of the deal by reviving “Breaking In.”

At the TCA press tour this summer, Fox entertainment chief Kevin Reilly admitted to a fondness for "Breaking In," and tipped his hand about the show’s possible fate, saying: "We had a very passionate group of producers and actors who wanted to try to keep it going. … It still has a shot. They’ve agreed to extend an option, so we’ve kept it alive. You know what? Stranger things have happened."

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  1. With the renewal of Breaking In, what happens to co-star Odette Annabile? She had been announced as a new star on “House” this fall. Will she now skip out on House to return to her original role?

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