Fox Renews HUMAN TARGET and LIE TO ME, Picks Up RIDEALONG, MIDLAND, TRAFFIC LIGHT and KEEP HOPE ALIVE

     May 12, 2010

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Fox was busy today, as the network renewed both Human Target and Lie to Me and ordered four pilots to series: police drama RideAlong, Texas soap Midland, quirky family sitcom Keep Hope Alive, and the comedy Traffic Light, which centers around a trio of friends.  It was hypothesized that Fox would choose either Lie or Target, so the news that both were renewed is a bit of a surprise.  Shawn Ryan (The Shield) recently resigned as showrunner from Lie to Me, in part to focus on the newly ordered RideAlong, which he created.  No word yet on a replacement for Ryan, but according to THR, Fox has selected Matt Miller (Chuck) to take over for showrunner Jonathan Steinberg for season two of Target.

Though nothing is official, the Steven Spielberg-produced Terra Nova is likely to get a series order any day now, while U.S. Marshal drama Breakout Kings is looking at similarly good odds.  For details on each of the four new series, hit the jump.

RIDEALONG
Plot: “Police procedural set–and filmed–in Chicago.”
Cast/Crew: created by Shawn Ryan (The Shield)

MIDLAND
Plot
: “Drama about a con artist juggling two lives in two Texas cities with two different women.”
Cast/Crew: Pilot directed by Marc Webb ((500) Days of Summer), created by Kyle Killen (The Beaver); cast includes Jon Voight and Adrianne Palicki (Friday Night Lights)

KEEP HOPE ALIVE
Plot
: “Comedy about a 25-year-old who winds up having to raise an infant with the help of his quirky family.”
Cast/Crew: created by Greg Garcia (My Name Is Earl)

TRAFFIC LIGHT
Plot: “This series tells the story of three childhood friends, now in their early thirties, each in a different stage in his life.”
Cast/Crew: created by Bob Fisher (Wedding Crashers)

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